Current Tobacco Use:

26%
Men
Source
8%
Women
22%
Boys
Source
18%
Girls
POPULATION:

129.2 million

ADULT SMOKERS:

14.3 million

ANNUAL DEATHS CAUSED BY TOBACCO:

47,200

Source
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Monitor tobacco use and prevention policies

Data are necessary to implement and evaluate effective tobacco control policies. The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) is a global standard for systematically monitoring adult tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) and tracking key tobacco control indicators.

GATS Mexico 2009 and 2015 were conducted by the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico (INSP) under the coordination of the National Commission Against Addictions (CONADIC) and the Ministry of Health (SSA).

Adult tobacco smoking remained about the same

GATS Mexico 2009 and 2015

Note: All comparisons presented in this graph are not significant at p<.05; Difference may be explained by chance and may not reflect a true difference.

Source
On average, current daily smokers smoked fewer cigarettes per day; 7.7 in 2015 compared to 9.3 in 2009.
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Protect people from tobacco smoke

There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. The sole intervention that can fully protect people from the health dangers of secondhand smoke is creating environments that are completely smoke-free without any exceptions.

Mexico City Led the Way for 100 Percent Smoke-free Policies in Public Places

Since 2008, Mexico City led the way for other states in the country to pass 100 percent smoke-free policy in public places. Between 2009 and 2014 this law led to 10 more states passing laws that provide for 100 percent smoke-free environments in public areas (Baja California, Baja California Sur, Morelos, Nuevo Leon, Queretaro, Sinaloa, State of Mexico, Tabasco, Veracruz, Zacatecas) and currently protect 44.8 percent of the Mexican population from exposure to tobacco smoke.

Adults exposed to secondhand smoke in various public places decreased

GATS Mexico 2009 and 2015

*Comparisons are significant at p<.05; Difference is larger than can be reasonably explained by chance and therefore reflects a true difference.

Source
Adults exposed to secondhand smoke decreased significantly in various public places including bars and restaurants from 2009 to 2015.