|Lighting up an outlawed loosie in La Candelaria.|
|A vendor sells a loose cigarette on La Plaza del Chorro.|
|I watched this street vendor, across the street of |
a high school, selling loose cigarettes to passer-by.
The problem has been the total lack of enforcement. I took the photos on this page of street vendors in La Candelaria - a neighborhood full of high schools and universities - selling loose cigarettes.
Vendors, who don't earn much, will keep selling cigarettes by the stick as long as they can because they earn a lot more this way than they do selling a sealed pack. And, as I've often witnessed, many vendors lack compunction about selling to kids.
|Why are these cigarette boxes, for sale on the street downhill from a high school, already opened?|
On the other hand, passing laws which aren't enforced will help nobody but the legal printers.
|An anti-smoking art exhibition the Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango (BLAA) in La Candelaria.|