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"Any state-level tobacco control legislation should contain language expressly allowing local government authority to take stronger measures if necessary. Local control should be viewed as a public health tool to be protected and encouraged."

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Actions Speak Louder than Words, 1996

New Mexico

New Mexico 100% smokefree law in effect!

New Mexico's restaurants and bars are 100% smokefree as of June 15, 2007. TheDee Johnson Clean Indoor Air Act brought smokefree air to most New Mexico non-hospitality workplaces as well, however workplaces with fewer than two employees, as well as bingo parlours and casinos, are exempt. The law includes a strong anti-preemption clause, maintaining local communities' right to pass smokefree ordinances within their jurisdictions. The statewide victory came on the heels of many local success stories. Read New Mexico's 100% smokefree law.

To learn more about law, visit Smokefree New Mexico.
To how to report a violation, visit Smokefree New Mexico.

New Mexico law does not preempt the passage of local smokefree laws. Read more about current tobacco-related legislation in New Mexico.

Current tobacco-related statistics are available from the Centers for Disease Control's Tobacco Control State Highlights, 2010.

New Mexico's 2016 Legislative Session: January 19 - February 18


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