Monday, February 6, 2023

Verifies compliance with health tobacco control law regulations

After the Reforms, Additions, and Repeals of the Common Law Regulations for Tobacco Control went into effect on January 15, Baja California Sur Health Ministry personnel began visiting commercial and service establishments to verify compliance. across the country.

These visits to establishments, which are carried out by personnel of the State Sanitary Risk Protection Commission (COEPRIS), have in the first place a promotion approach, in order to disseminate the provisions established by this Regulation with administrators, managers or Managers of companies, so that they comply with these signals with every opportunity, said Xzil Flores Eldep, head of the branch.

This official document emphasizes a complete ban on all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products, including their display at points of sale, while specifying that the general population should not be exposed to tobacco smoke and emissions in any physical area with public access. Risk should be avoided. In closed spaces, at every workplace, on public transportation, in places for mass gatherings, as well as in public and private schools of all educational levels, the doctor said.

This regulation defines that areas exclusively for smoking must always be located in outdoor places including, among others, providing any service or consumption of food, drink or entertainment, as well as social or recreational activities development is restricted. Besides, they should physically separate and not approach places that are 100 per cent free from tobacco smoke and emissions, he said.

Similarly, it prohibits the consumption or lighting of any tobacco or nicotine product in collectively agreed places such as patios, terraces, balconies, amusement parks, playgrounds or places of gathering of girls, boys and adolescents, parks, urban development, beaches imposes restrictions on. , entertainment centers, courts, stadiums, shopping malls, markets, hotels, hospitals and medical clinics, places of religious worship, places of consumption or service of food or drink, transportation stops, public servants commented when pointing out that COEPRIS coordination Will strengthen federal, state and municipal institutions to oversee the correct implementation of the regulation.

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