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Cancun beaches are cleaner now thanks to new law

By Tribune Travel

July 06, 2023

Thanks to the implementation of the smoking ban in public places, the number of cigarette butts discovered on the beaches of the municipality of Benito Juárez has been cut in half so far this year.

This action has made it possible to post no smoking signs on public beaches, according to Justo Román Miranda Rocha, general director of Zofemat in Benito Juárez.

Since the Anti-Tobacco Law regulations went into effect, there has been a 50% decrease in the presence of cigarette butts on the sands of the municipality’s public beaches during beach cleanups.

He emphasized that since this federal regulation took effect at the beginning of this year, municipal government employees have been requesting that bathers refrain from smoking on public beaches.

    They are reminded to respect the no smoking rule because it is against the law, and the majority of them do so.

The official said that in the case of concessioned beaches, it is the concessionaire’s responsibility to enforce this federal law, so they must post the appropriate signs and keep an eye out for smoking in the designated area.

Additionally, this clause has improved the beaches by preventing bathers from smoking there, making them cleaner, and enabling them to earn various international certifications for their cleanliness.





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