Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador plans to propose a law banning e-cigarettes before stepping down in 2024. According to the Spanish international news agency on December 14th, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador expressed his intention to propose a legislation banning e-cigarettes, also known as “vaping devices,” before leaving office in 2024.
President Lopez Obrador has repeatedly threatened to take this measure, stating that these devices pose a threat to consumers’ health. He criticized Mexican Supreme Court Justice Javier Laynez Potisek for granting an exemption to a company regarding the ban on the sale of e-cigarettes.
President López Obrador emphasized the harm that e-cigarettes cause to adolescents’ lungs and respiratory systems. He questioned why these companies should be exempted and highlighted the need to prioritize people’s health.
Simultaneously, the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged governments worldwide to treat e-cigarettes similarly to tobacco and prohibit the sale of all types of e-cigarettes.