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Mexico has enacted one of the strictest anti-tobacco laws in the world, completely banning smoking in public places.
While the echoes of New Zealand’s radical decision to prevent the next generation from smoking continued, a remarkable step came from Mexico.
Mexicanhas implemented one of the strictest anti-tobacco laws in the world to prevent smoking.
The scope of the smoking ban, which has been implemented in nightclubs, restaurants and workplaces in the country since 2008, has been expanded.
Under the new law in New Zealand, those aged 14 or under will not be able to purchase tobacco products at any time in their lives.
According to the new decision, smoking was banned in parks, beaches and hotels with the ban covering all public spaces.
Advertising of tobacco products was also prohibited.
480 THOUSAND PEOPLE DIE EVERY YEAR
While the highest smoking rates in the world are seen in Southeast Asian and Balkan countries, this rate is lower in Western Europe and America.
Tobacco addiction in the USA has been on a downward trend for years, although it has shown a slight increase in the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 12.5 percent of U.S. adults (30.8 million people) smoked in 2020.
Although this rate is low compared to some countries, 480 thousand people die every year in the USA due to smoking-related causes.