According to the Federation of Pharmaceutical Distributors (Fedifar) during the first quarter of 2011, sales of electronic cigarettes in Spanish pharmacies has increased by 168% over the same period last year.

To the bosses of pharmaceutical distribution, which looked at sales figures of products to quit smoking in January, February and March this year, this means you have sold more than 174,000 units of product at this time. In addition, sales of snuff substitutes such as gum, patches and non-prescription drugs, rose 5.49% and those of prescription drugs increased by 77.86%.

The data, provided by eight pharmaceutical distribution companies associated with Fedifar, representing over 40% market share. The figures refer to sales of products to combat snuff (patches, gum, prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and cigarettes electronic) of the first three months following the implementation of Law 42/2010 of health measures against smoking.

The Federation has presented the results on the occasion of World No Snuff, which is celebrated today.