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"Target: "Eliminate laws that preempt stronger tobacco control laws...Retain year 2000 target" to "[r]educe to 0 the number of States that have clean indoor air laws preempting stronger clean indoor air laws on the local level."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Healthy People 2010 Objectives, November 2000

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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