Mexico City – After approval of the new regulations regarding the General Law for Tobacco Control, new measures will take effect as of Monday, January 16th of this year where businesses will be prohibited from displaying cigarettes and smoking will no longer be allowed in any public spaces.
The new health measure dictates that the consumption of tobacco must be avoided in: workplaces, public transport, schools, venues where shows and expositions are held, hotels, stadiums, shopping malls, beaches and parks as well as any place with young children present including areas designated as a “Smoke-Free Space”.
In addition, convenience stores, supermarkets and other sores may no longer display cigarette advertising and all cigarette products must remain stored hidden from public view. A store may display a list of cigarette products with the names and prices but without any logos, brands or other graphics.
Advertising of tobacco products may not be made on radio, television, social networks or by email.
Restaurants and bars are also included in this measure and may no longer offer a designated table or separate smoking area for their customers.
Maybe this is a good excuse to just quit the habit?