Towards 100% smoke-free environment: the case study of Mexico City, Mexico

WHO smoke-free city case study

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Publication details

Editors: WHO
Number of pages: 19
Publication date: 2011
Languages: English

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Introduction

On 26th February 2008, the Legislative Assembly of Mexico DF (Federal District), also known as Mexico City, passed a law – La Ley de Protección a la Salud de los No Fumadores (the Law for the Protection of the Health of Non-Smokers) requiring all indoor workplaces and public places in the city to be smoke-free. The law protects workers, clients and customers from exposure to second-hand smoke. Mexico DF’s smoke-free law has few exemptions and its rejection of smoking rooms sets it apart from the national law. This case study examines Mexico DF’s smoke-free agenda and how it has been implemented. It discusses the impact of the law and lessons learned.