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No Preemption

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"NAAAPI strongly opposes any preemption language regarding tobacco in any state bill... As African Americans, we are particularly opposed to state preemption of local laws, not only with respect to tobacco but in other issues as well. In many states, African Americans are concentrated in a few cities while the state population is overwhelmingly white... Therefore, on principal we support the concept of local decision-making."

National Association of African Americans for Positive Imagery

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 2018 Legislative Session: January 16 - February 15


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