Mexico: the long road to tobacco control

In 2004, Mexico became the first country in the Americas to ratify the landmark WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, but it would take another 20 years before its measures became enshrined in Mexican law. “When you’re up against one of the biggest, most powerful industries in the world, endurance, persistence, and collaboration are the only ways forward,” said Dr. Juan Arturo Sabines, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) National Consultant on tobacco control.

— December 2022 —