Cindy Trautwein

Mexico has one of the strictest anti-smoking laws in the world

Mexico has one of the strictest anti-smoking laws in the world. As of January 15, 2023, smoking is prohibited in all public places, including:

  • Workplaces
  • Public transportation
  • Schools
  • Entertainment venues
  • Hotels
  • Stadiums
  • Shopping malls
  • Beaches
  • Parks
  • Amusement parks
  • Mayan sites
  • All religious sites
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Offices
  • Markets

Designated smoking areas are allowed in private outdoor areas, but they must be exclusively for the purpose of smoking, separate, and some distance, from anywhere where food and drink may be served or prepared or where non-smokers might be congregating or passing.

The law also prohibits the advertising, marketing, and promotion of tobacco products, and stores must keep cigarettes out of public view only to be displayed when customers ask for them.

Businesses face fines of up to $2,000 while individuals can be fined between $50 to $300 for violating the smoking ban.

Please note that the smoking ban also applies to e-cigarettes and vapes.

If you are caught smoking in a public place in Mexico, you may be fined or even ejected from the premises. It is important to be aware of the smoking laws in Mexico before you visit, so that you can avoid getting into trouble.

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cindy trutwein

I have been using my 11-year vacationing to Cozumel with my family, and 16 years living permanently on the Island, for a one-stop Concierge and Tour services. I am an expert in directing you to something new, like Food Tour and Lifestyle tours into the Heart of Cozumel.

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