Thursday, November 07, 2013 3:25 PM
Mexico’s First Smoke-Free Beach: Cozumel!
Caribbean coast is making health a priority, even on the beach!
Beach, located on the pristine island of Cozumel, is the first beach in Mexico
to be declared "tobacco-free".
Health Organization (WHO) was in charge of writing up the declaration making
San Martin Beach the very first public Mexican beach to be free of cigarette smoke.
Currently in Latin America, there are only three beaches with this smoking
restriction, and only five in the entire world. This new Cozumel law means a
huge step forward for Mexico and the Mexican Caribbean in public health and
San Martin Beach as the first tobacco smoke-free beach in the country parts the
waters for public health and environmental preservation. We hope to establish
an important role model for Mexico and the Americas to replicate their own
version", stated Carlos Gamez Espinosa, WHO Consultant for Mexico.
With this Cozumel
law, nearly one mile of beach will be 100% free of tobacco smoke, with 12 signs
placed at the beach to inform tourists and make sure they follow the new law.
received $64,000 pesos in funding as support for the certification and for