REPORT: Mexico imposes one of world’s strictest anti-smoking laws

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One of the World’s strictest anti-tobacco laws has been imposed in Mexico, setting in force a total ban on smoking in public places, including hotels, beaches and parks.

The new law, which is part of the country’s General Law for Tobacco Control reform, came into force on Sunday. It will also see the total ban on the promotion, advertising and sponsorship of tobacco products. The sale and use of e-cigarettes and vapes are also due to face new restrictions.

The new blanket ban extends on an existing federal and state tobacco control law which came into place in 2008, banning smoking in indoor spaces such as bars, restaurants and workplaces.

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus responded to news of the new law, tweeting, “Bravo #Mexico! @WHO welcomes such a bold move on tobacco control. We call on all countries to strengthen #NoTobacco policies and help us prevent 8 million deaths every year!”

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  1. Humm ban tobacco instead of cocaine or fentanyl or child trafficking. Attack the easy targets and ignore the huge issues that plague Mexico.

  2. Is this a joke? I hate cigarette smoke and being around anyone who smokes, but will this be enforced. Why isn’t Mexico going after the drug cartels and traffickers instead. That is what they need to focus on, drugs.

  3. We should all go stand and blow smoke over to them. Or go there and fire up a pack or two!! But we would be arrested!!

  4. Laughable! Tedros (WHO) worried about 8 million deaths from smoking. What about the pushed vaccine and boosters? What about those deaths? What about the vaccine damage to people? What about WHERE Covid came from? I am not a fan of being around second hand smoke but this is laughable!


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