Published On: Wed, Dec 31st, 2014

Alert Made By The Secretary of Health

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The Secretary of Health alerts citizens about illegal tobacco brands.

 

Illegal cogarretes photo by COFEPRIS

Illegal tobacco brans photo by COFEPRIS

December 31, 2014 – México, D.F.-

The Secretary of Health in conjunction with the Commission of Protection against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) released an alert warning of dozens of illegal tobacco brands, since the warning was announced more than 57 million cigarettes have been found and destroyed.

Illegal cigarettes pose a serious health risk to the population considering that the product could be false, adulterated or even worse made with unknown ingredients that increase the risk of containing possible potential and toxic chemicals and different parts of the tobacco plant, which could possibly cause an unknown reaction to the human body.

Some of the illegal brands found by the Secretary of Health being sold in Mexico are:

 

List provided by COFEPRIS

List provided by COFEPRIS

 

The Sanitary Authority warns that one of the largest risks and the most important is that because of their low cost these illegal cigarettes will be more accessible to children and adolescents which will encourage the consumption of tobacco at a very vulnerable age.

The COFEPRIS warns that it will continue to combat the commercialization of illegal cigarettes along with the help of the 32 Secretaries of State, with the objective to lower health risks.

Source: Secretaría de Salud /COFEPRIS (comunicado de prensa 130-14)/TYT Newsroom

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