AlanMexicali Posted January 17 Report Share Posted January 17 11 minutes ago, Yo1 said: I noticed at two stores today that their cigarettes were covered from view. Is this part of the new law? "Save yourself from a fine In which places is smoking prohibited as of today? With the new law, tobacco-free spaces are expanded, so there will be fines for those who smoke cigarettes of up to 3,000 pesos. ￼ The new law prohibits smoking on public transport and in schools. (Darkroom) January 15, 2023 | 4:34 p.m. The new General Law for Tobacco Control entered into force this Sunday, January 15, and with it, new restrictions on the sale and consumption of tobacco in the country. This law prohibits all forms of cigarette advertising as well as its display at points of sale, so now stores like Oxxo must hide them from public view and have a list of names and prices in which they inform those who want to buy. With the aim of protecting the health of the population, mainly children, this measure includes the expansion of tobacco-free spaces, so smokers will have fewer spaces and new signs so they know when it is allowed and when it is not. Places where you can no longer smoke As of this Sunday, January 15, smoking is prohibited in: A smokeless tobacco business ￼Work centers. Public transport. Schools. Venues where shows are held. Hotels. Stadiums. Shopping malls. Beaches, parks or places where girls, boys and adolescents are, as well as those marked with the legend "Free space for smoke”. Restaurants may not offer a smoking area. The Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) will monitor compliance with the rule, and if you want to report a person who smokes in prohibited places, call 800 033 5050. In Mexico, approximately one in eight Mexicans, that is, 16 million, are smokers, and there are 173 deaths due to smoking. With this measure, it is expected that the demand for tobacco will decrease and that the new generations will normalize their consumption, in order to benefit health. The Ministry of Health expects to prevent 49 thousand premature deaths and 292 thousand new cases of diseases associated with smoking in the next 10 years thanks to the denormalization of tobacco, as well as a saving of 116 thousand pesos in diseases associated with the consumption of cigarettes and other products with nicotine." © Copyright, Lauman Multimedia Group, SAPI de CV 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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