Resources: Mexico

Fact Sheets

Mexico: Tobacco Policy Status
Mexico: Tobacco Burden Facts
Mexico: Global Adult Tobacco Survey
Tobacco Taxes in Mexico

Based on The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Mexico by Hugh Waters, Belén Sáenz de Miera, Hana Ross, and Luz Myriam Reynales Shigematsu.

Reports & Studies

The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation in Mexico

International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease provides a comprehensive analysis of the tobacco market in Mexico and the viability of using taxation as a strategy to limit smoking, save lives, and raise tax revenues. (2010)

Mexico: Global Adult Tobacco Survey

In the Mexico, GATS was conducted in 2009 as a household survey of persons 15 years of age and older by Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica (INSP). This report is provided in Spanish.

Tobacco Industry Profile – Latin America

Case Studies

Mexico: Tobacco Control Advocates Effectively Counter the Tobacco Industry During Tax Campaign

In 2009, the tobacco industry successfully blocked a significant tobacco tax increase by lobbying the largest and most influential party in the Mexican Chamber of Deputies at the time, the Partido Revolutionario Institucional (PRI). Following this public health defeat, tobacco control advocates launched a well-coordinated campaign to promote a tax increase in 2010.

Mexico: Marlboro MXBeat Concert Series Defies Mexico’s National Tobacco Control Law

Despite the August 2008 ban on advertising, promotion and sponsorship in Mexico (General Law on Tobacco Control, article 23), PMI continued its sponsorship of the annual Marlboro MXBeat festival in Guadalajara, Puebla, Monterrey and Mexico City featuring bands from Australia, Brazil, France, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.  Local and international advocacy groups urged artists to call for an end to the tobacco sponsorship. Advocates in Mexico also called on the Mexican government to enforce the newly passed national law.

Key Websites

Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública