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The General Law on Tobacco Control (Ley General para el Control del Tabaco, Article 16(VI)) prohibits the sale, distribution, exhibition, promotion or manufacture of an object that imitates a tobacco product. These prohibitions are specific to nicotine-containing e-cigarettes.

In November 2019, the Mexican Supreme Court has ruled that the General law on Tobacco Control prohibiting the sales of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes is unconsititutional. The ruling is not a nationwide precedent and the effects of the ruling are not yet known.

*Personal communication with in-country experts and/or Ministry of Health representatives

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