By Lucia Tedesco via El Planteo
The General Law for Tobacco Control entered into force recently in Mexico. Its goal is to reduce the smoking population and keep cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers. According to the National Institute of Public Health (INSP), smoking causes around 43,000 deaths a year in the country.
The ordinance published in the Diario Oficial establishes: “It is prohibited for any person to consume or have lit any tobacco or nicotine product in the spaces of collective concurrence.”
This means that it will no longer be possible to smoke in places where people congregate massively, even if they are outdoors including terraces, patios, parks, beaches, stadiums, places of consumption or food or beverage service, transportation stops, shopping malls, and hotels, among others.
Advertising is also covered by the regulations, which indicate: “It is prohibited to carry out any form of advertising, promotion, and sponsorship of products made with tobacco, directly or indirectly, through any means of communication and dissemination.” Even the allusion to tobacco in the audiovisual industry and its promotion in marketing with influencers are prohibited.
Stores will not be able to have cigarette packages in visible displays either. However, the regulation does not prevent its sale. With this law, smoking, perhaps, will become a habit corresponding to the privacy of the home.
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