This is the end of vaping at Mexico. Les electronic cigarettes were permanently banned in the country on Tuesday. It will also be forbidden to smoke tobacco in the historic center of the capital Mexico City.
The “marketing” and “circulation” of e-cigarettes were banned by decree of the President of the Republic Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador signed on Tuesday, World No Tobacco Day, Said the executive. “It’s a lie that new products, vaporizers, are an alternative to cigarettes,” the president said, adding that they were “also unhealthy.”
Mexico already banned the import and export of e-cigarettes and their refillable liquid refills in October. However, traders continued to run out of stock, Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell acknowledged. The new ban covers “the circulation and marketing of these new products,” he added.
WHO considers e-cigarettes dangerous
E-cigarettes heat a liquid cartridge and the user inhales the resulting vapor, mimicking traditional cigarettes. Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. smoking.
But more often than not, they are loaded with nicotine, the substance that causes tobacco addiction. And their vapor contains fine particles whose long-term effects are unknown. TheWorld Health OrganizationConsiders e-cigarettes to be dangerous to health and has called for strict regulations to prevent young people in particular from using them. “To date, 32 countries have banned the sale of electronic nicotine inhalers,” the WHO said in July 2021, adding that 79 more countries had taken restrictive measures.
On this World No Tobacco Day, Mexico City’s government has also promised that its famous “Zocalo” (central square) and the surrounding area of the cathedral will be tobacco-free areas to raise awareness about health risks. Smoking has been banned in enclosed spaces, shops, bars and restaurants in Mexico for a decade, with exceptions for some entertainment venues, with offenders facing a $ 45-85 fine.