The emergence of new electronic smoking devices in Spain poses a serious threat to public health. The absence of regulations, or the existence of regulations that are subject to the interests of the tobacco industry (which currently owns most of these new products), threatens the public health gains made in various countries in protecting people from problems related to tobacco use – in Spain, specifically, through Act No. 28/2005 and its subsequent amendments.
This report presents a consensus, based on proven scientific evidence, on a specific type of electronic device that does not contain tobacco but does contain nicotine. These
devices are more commonly known as electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes or ECs).