Spanish medical associations come out against e-cigs in response to tax talks

Medical societies in Spain have confirmed their strong stance against e-cigarettes as the government consults on potential restrictions and taxes on vapour products as part of its Comprehensive Plan for the Prevention and Control of Smoking.

The regulations are still being reviewed by the Spanish Ministry of Health and are expected to be launched later this year. But a number of medical socities have said that e-cigarettes are not an effective means for quitting smoking and have asked the government to equate the restrictions on their use and sale to those on tobacco including potentially increasing duties on e-cig products to match those on combustible tobacco products.

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