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Title: Luces y sombras para la salud pública: análisis crítico de la legislación sobre el tabaco en España
Author: Feliu, Ariadna
Martínez Martínez, Cristina
Fernández Muñoz, Esteve
Keywords: Legislació
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2022
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract: Tobacco smoking is a chronic disease that is the leading preventable cause of death in developed countries. In Spain, the prevalence of tobacco use has decreased driven by the implementation of tobacco control policies; however, current legislation does not establish a harmonized regulation for all tobacco products. The aim of this article is to review the current legislation and critically analyze its limitations in relation to the principles of good administration now defined in the Law 39/2015. Spanish in force tobacco control policies main limitations can be divided into four areas: the lack of specific regulation for new tobacco products; the differences in their regulation; the lack of information to the general population on their harmful effects and the new developments in the regulation of smoke-free spaces; and the lack of adaptation of the regulation to the most recent scientific evidence. All in all, the quality of tobacco control regulations in Spain, despite the successes achieved with the Law 28/2005, has been compromised by the State's laxity in the legislative, regulatory, and administrative spheres, which has led to a regulatory stagnation that runs counter to the principles of good regulation. This review should encourage scientific organizations and civil society associations to call for an actualization of the tobacco legislation, with determined and coordinated prevention and control policies to promote a tobacco-free Spain. (C) 2021 SESPAS. Published by Elsevier Espana, S.L.U.
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It is part of: Gaceta Sanitaria, 2022, vol. 36, vol. 1, p. 48-52
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ISSN: 1578-1283
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