Mexico Anti-smoking Law
Planning a trip to Mexico? Travelers should be aware that as of January 15, 2023, Mexico’s anti-smoking law went into effect country-wide. The law, endorsed by the World Health Organization, mad it illegal to smoke everywhere with the exception of a private residence. Smoking is banned in all public areas including parks, beaches, squares, hotels, restaurants, resorts, schools, shopping centers, stores, entertainment venues, public streets, sightseeing venues and any place that is not a private residence. Hotel and resort rooms are considered public places according to this law.
Other countries such as Spain, Costa Rica, and Hungary have implemented new anti-smoking laws but are not as strict as the new law in Mexico.