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From February 2022, subscribers can view and filter individual regulatory alerts per region. If you want to get our monthly compilations, visit our alerts round-up section.

13th July 2022 - Mexico, North America |

Mexico: The Federal Commission for Protection Against Public Health Risks (Cofepris) has closed down more than 179 shops and vending machines and seized almost 65,000 e-cigarettes since January 2021, press reports. The Cofepris action comes after e-cig sales were banned by the government, an order that has been contested in court multiple times.

17th June 2022 - Mexico, North America |
Mexico: The company Tabacos Desvenados has filed an appeal trial (amparo) against the presidential decree that prohibits the sale of electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products in the country, press reports. One of the administrative courts in Mexico City has allowed the processing of the appeal. The court has set the constitutional hearing for 22nd July, when it will decide whether or not to grant the “amparo”.
8th June 2022 - Mexico, North America |
Mexico: Yesterday, 7th June, the government published in the bulletin of the state the decree prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes and e-liquids nationwide. The decree is now in force. This comes after a ruling from the Supreme Court in October 2021 declared unconstitutional a similar decree issued by the president in 2020, which prohibited the sale of those products. The sale is also forbidden by Article 16 of the Tobacco Law, although the industry has been able to obtain individual court injunctions (amparos) to sell these products. The government had also previously prohibited their import through a decree. ECigIntelligence believes there is a high chance that this new decree will also be brought in front of the Supreme Court.
1st June 2022 - Mexico, North America |
Mexico: The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has signed a decree prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes and e-liquids nationwide. This comes after a ruling from the Supreme Court in October 2021 declared unconstitutional a similar decree issued by the president in 2020, which prohibited the sale of those products. The sale is also forbidden by Article 16 of the Tobacco Law, although the industry has been able to obtain individual court injunctions (amparos) to sell these products. The government had also previously prohibited their import through a decree. In the view of ECigIntelligence, there is a high chance that this new decree will also be brought in front of the Supreme Court.
31st May 2022 - Mexico, North America |
Mexico: Hugo López-Gatell, the undersecretary of prevention and health promotion, has announced that the ban on the sale of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco devices will be maintained, press reports. He said that the government is working on regulation to ensure that no new tobacco products are introduced in the country.
20th May 2022 - Mexico, North America |
Mexico: The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) and the Ministry of the Interior (Segob) have issued an alert about electronic cigarettes. According to Cofepris, these products contain carcinogens and toxic substances that pose a serious risk to health. In particular, they identified vitamin E acetate to be a toxic substance that can cause acute respiratory illnesses and even death.
6th April 2022 - Mexico, North America |

Mexico: The Senate has approved a decree amending the Customs Duty Act in order to prohibit the importation of e-cigarettes, both with and without nicotine. The decree has been submitted to the Chamber of Deputies for further approval.

25th February 2022 - Mexico, North America |
Mexico: The National Commission against Addictions (CONADIC), the Pan American Health Organization (OPS), and the organisation Salud Justa have shown their concern over the new General Custom Duty Act, press reports. The organisations say that the Act does not prohibit the import of the third category of electronic cigarettes (known as “alternative systems of nicotine consumption”) and that it only prohibits the import of the other two categories of electronic cigarettes: “electronic devices of nicotine administration” (SEAN) and “similar devices without nicotine” (SSSN). According to the organisations, the bill would contradict the October 2021 presidential decree that prohibited the import of all electronic cigarettes.