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Mexico and the tobacco industry: Response from the Ministry of Health

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7540.548-a (Published 02 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:548
  1. Roberto Tapia-Conyer, undersecretary for disease prevention and health promotion (rtapia@salud.gob.mx),
  2. Cristóbal Ruíz-Gaytán, technical secretary, National Council against Addictions,
  3. Luis Alfonso Caso-González, commissioner, National Commission for Protection against Health Risks
  1. Ministry of Health of Mexico, Lieja 7, 1st Floor, Colonia Juarez, Mexico City, Mexico 06696
  2. Ministry of Health of Mexico, Lieja 7, 1st Floor, Colonia Juarez, Mexico City, Mexico 06696

    EDITOR—Mexico was the first country in the Americas to ratify the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Since 2001, Mexico has carried out a comprehensive tobacco control policy, which includes:

    • Unprecedented increases in the taxation rates of tobacco products

    • A total ban on tobacco publicity on the radio, television, and internet

    • A substantial increase in the …

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