According to reports from the AFP news agency, Mexico put a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices on Tuesday. Concerns about the potential adverse effects on people’s health led to the imposition of the ban. The President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has said that vaping with electronic cigarettes is harmful to one’s health.
According to Obrador, it is a “lie” to suggest that using electronic cigarettes as a replacement for tobacco smoking is in any way less hazardous. He went on to say that the vapours were hazardous to one’s health as well. This year, on World No Tobacco Day, Obrador introduced the ban by signing an executive order that introduced it.
Notably, the Mexican government began enforcing a prohibition on the import and export of vaping devices and cartridges in the month of October of the previous year. Despite this, businesses continued on selling off their existing stock. In the past, the government of Mexico has also passed a number of laws that included provisions with the intention of preventing the use of the aforementioned items.
According to the news agency, the authorities in Mexico City have made it illegal to smoke in any form in the Zocalo, which is the main plaza in the city, as well as the regions around it. According to reports, the purpose of this action is to educate people about the negative consequences of smoking.
It is important to note that smoking has been prohibited in enclosed public places, offices of the government, bars, and restaurants in Mexico for more than a decade. However, there are few exclusions made for establishments that provide entertainment. The distribution and promotion of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices were both prohibited by the prohibition on electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices. The government of Mexico estimates that at least five million individuals now residing in the nation have experimented with vaping at some point in their lives.