Bid for e-cig law collapses as Mexico heads for change of government

Mexico’s parliament is running out of time to address the issue of e-cigarettes in this legislative session, after missing the scheduled date for discussion of a new bill that proposed regulating the devices as electronic consumer products with health risks considerably lower than cigarettes, rather than as tobacco-based products.

MP Elías Íñiguez from the opposition conservative party Partido Acción Nacional (PAN) caused a surprise on 10th April by proposing that a held-over bill to regulate e-cigs should be discussed in the House of Representatives (Cámara de Diputados). But the discussion, scheduled for 11th April, did not happen, as debate on an entirely unrelated bill on government advertising took up almost the entire session.

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