Cigarro Sueltos

Recently the Mexican government has passed a law banning smoking from restaurants. Kind of. Firstly, it isn’t banned, as I understand it, from the whole of the restaurant. Secondly it doesn’t seem to be being enforced just at the moment! But there is one strange thing I’ve noticed. In most little shops you can buy cigarro sueltos – single cigarettes – for about 2 and a half pesos. But last week all the local shops stopped. Did the law catch this as well? I thought it was technically illegal already, but I may be wrong. What happened here?

You can still buy a single cigarette from news stands and canvas roofed stalls outside metros though. I’m not going to complain though. I really need to give up smoking, and the temptation of ‘just one smoke’ everytime I go anywhere is just too much!!

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