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Mexico has just put into place one of the world's strictest anti-smoking rules, completely banning cigarette smoking in all public places. Previously the ban had only applied to bars, workplaces and restaurants but now will include parks, beaches, hotels and anywhere that children gather. The ban is in effect as of January 15, 2023.
Mexico isn't the only Latin American country to enact tight smoking rules, but they now have the toughest. Other countries such as Thailand have banned smoking only on certain beaches.
Advertising for cigarettes is also now banned in Mexico, including at convenience stores and there will be no smoking allowed at public gatherings such as concerts and special events. Hotels can no longer offer smoking rooms.
In May, 2022, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador banned the sale of e-cigarettes, continuing the government's anti-vaping policy. Imports of vapes had been banned since October 2021. E-cigarettes and vapes will be subject to new rules indoors as well, though those details are not clear.
The rules are being met with criticism by smokers who will only be allowed to smoke in their homes / private residences and there is concern the new rules could increase bribes for law enforcement in an already unsettled policing environment. Business owners are against the new rules, citing that tobacco is not illegal and therefore shouldn't be restricted as such.
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