The Ministry of Health is looking into banning online sales of vaping products, and limit sales to specialized tobacco shops.
The Royal Decree 579/2017, is the legislation pertaining to the manufacture, advertising and sale of vaping products in Spain.
The decree basically translates the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into Spanish regulations, and has been effective since the 11th of June 2017.
And now, says Euro Weekly, the Spanish Government has set out to put further restrictions on the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes, with the Ministry of Health saying that they aim to reformulate the local anti-smoking legislation and extend it to the use of e-cigarettes, as they cause “harmful short-term effects”.
Led by Carolina Darias, the ministry said they are concerned about the sale of the devices, as “there is a large number of websites where nicotine-based devices can be bought online, and the methods for preventing access to minors are neither sufficient nor effective.” To this effect, they are looking into banning online sales of vaping products, and limit sales to specialised tobacco shops.
Diane Caruana – Vaping Post – 2022-07-04.