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Oxxo wins challenge against Mexico’s new anti-smoking laws

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Mexico’s Oxxo convenience store chain has won its challenge against the government regarding the display of cigarettes. Earlier this week, Oxxo won the right to display cigarettes and tobacco products in its stores across the country.

The recent ruling was handed down after the company challenged Mexico’s new anti-smoking laws which came into effect January 15. On January 24, Oxxo filed an indirect Amparo against the decree and in February, was notified that they would be exempt from that legal provision and allowed to display tobacco products.

Part of Mexico’s new tough anti-smoking laws included reforms of various provisions of the Regulations of the General Law for Tobacco Control, which included prohibiting the exhibition of tobacco products in commercial establishments.