‘Bye bye’ to smoking areas in Sinaloan businesses 


Now all restaurants, bars, clubs, and casinos must eliminate these areas, otherwise, they will be sanctioned by the authorities.

MAZATLAN. – From now on, in all businesses the area known as the “smoking area” in Sinaloa must be eliminated, as it will be prohibited, both in restaurants, bars, clubs, casinos, and anyone who already had an area assigned for it.  

This, after the Sinaloa Congress, ruled on it, along with the formal ban on electronic cigarettes and vapes.

What does the reform say?

In a transitory article, it is established that the owners, administrators or managers of establishments or places with public access, work areas, public and private, must locate the exclusive areas for smoking in outdoor spaces within a period not exceeding 60 days. days after the effective date of this Decree. 

What will happen then? 

Owners must encourage smokers to go to smoke in exclusive areas to do so, and if they do not accept, they have the alternatives of denying them the service and even requesting the assistance of the corresponding authority. 

On May 31, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador signed the Agreement by which the circulation and marketing of new tobacco products will be prohibited. 

In fact, the State Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks of Sinaloa maintains a review operation, calling on these establishments to modify their areas.  

Instead of these areas, consumers will have to go outside or outside if they want to smoke.  

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