Don’t touch the Spanish Tobacco law. Don’t touch Smoke-Free places
The proposition of the construction of EuroVegas in Spain has led some Spanish politicians and hospitality and tobacco industry lobbyists to ask for a rollback in the current smoke-free law to add some exceptions for the gaming industry. The current Tobacco Act prohibits smoking in all enclosed public spaces, and after almost two years since its adoption, has widespread respect and support from the Spanish population.
The current Spanish smoke-free model has no exceptions, is defended by public health organizations and the people of Spain, and has triumphed over the old model of the 2005 Act that allowed smoking at the bar owner's discretion and was only supported by the tobacco industry and hospitality lobbyists.
We’re asking you to reaffirm the success of the Spanish smoke-free law and support the government’s current position of not adding exceptions to the smoke-free law.
The continuity of the new Spanish smoke-free model is not only vital to Spain but also to the entire Global Tobacco Control movement, since the use of this model has already been adopted by other countries.
In order to help us with the threat of rolling back the current law, we need your assistance with the following:
We will inform you about any developments and other ways to help.
Your support is crucial in sending a message to leaders in our country that the smoke-free law is fine how it is and should not be altered.
XQNS Grassroots Movement for Public Heath and the advancement of the Spanish Smoke-Free Law