Mexico: E-cigarettes Now Banned Nationwide

By a decree signed by Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, President of the Republic, the "marketing" and "circulation of e-cigarettes has been prohibited.

Mexico: E-cigarettes Now Banned Nationwide

By a decree signed by Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, President of the Republic, the "marketing" and "circulation of e-cigarettes has been prohibited. This was on Tuesday May 31, World No Tobacco Day. The president declared that "it is a lie that the new products, the vapers are an alternative to cigarettes", pointing out that they were "also harmful to the health".

Mexico had already banned electronic cigarettes and vaping liquid refills import and export in October. Hugo Lopez-Gatell, Deputy Health Minister, said that traders sold their stock.

E-cigarettes heat nicotine-rich liquids. Inhaling the vapour is similar to traditional cigarettes. Vaping is a way to quit smoking. It does not involve inhaling tar or carbon monoxide. These are the main elements that can lead to the numerous cancers and other cardiovascular diseases associated with vaping. smoking.

They are often laced with nicotine, which is what causes addiction to tobacco. Their vapor also contains fine particles, whose long-term effects remain unknown. E-cigarettes are considered dangerous by the World Health Organization. They should be banned from use by young people, especially. The WHO stated that 32 countries have so far banned electronic nicotine delivery devices.

Mexico City's government has committed to making its "Zocalo" (central square) and the area surrounding the cathedral smoke-free in an effort to increase awareness about health risks. Mexico has banned smoking in all public spaces, shops, bars, restaurants and cafes for ten years. Some exceptions are made for entertainment venues. Anyone who does not comply with these rules can be subject to a 45-85 dollar fine.

In a report, the WHO warned that the tobacco industry is the largest polluter in the world. It is responsible for the destruction of 600 million trees annually, the use 22 billion tonnes of water each year and the loss of approximately 84 million tonnes CO2.

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