• April 18, 2024

Spain Bans Flavors for Heated Tobacco

 Spain Bans Flavors for Heated Tobacco

Credit: Jorge Argazkiak

Credit: Jorge Argazkiak

The government in Spain has approved a decree that equates the regulation of heated tobacco products with that of traditional cigarettes, prohibiting products with flavorings. The rules do not apply to all vaping products, such as e-cigarettes.

In addition, it will now be mandatory for labels to contain warnings for heated tobacco products that they products are harmful to health, according to Catalan News.

The country’s Ministry of Health is considering further regulations.

“The ban will cover tobacco products with an aroma or flavor in their components (such as filters, papers, packaging, or capsules) or any other technique that allows modifying the smell or taste of the products or intensify the smoke. Filters, papers and capsules cannot contain tobacco or nicotine,” the report states.

Heated tobacco products must include the following informative message on their outer packaging: “Tobacco smoke contains more than 70 carcinogenic substances,” with relevant accompanying photographs.

This decree will enter into force three months after its publication in the official state gazette (Boletín Oficial del Estado).