In the decade past, cigarette prices in Mexico have doubled, restaurants and public buildings have banned smoking, and anti-smoking campaigns rage on. But are Mexicans actually smoking less?
You may find few lighting up among the buena gente, but the poor, and we’ve got a lot of them in this country, still smoke on. And we have that certain resistance to matters of order and control that make even the fresas light up.
Now, if the government subsidized Nicorette and its generic kin, instead of whatever else, including free condoms, that it’s handing out, there might be a solution.