Beginning June 14, 2019, e-cigarette use will be prohibited everywhere smoking is prohibited in New Mexico, including stores, offices, bars, restaurants and other workplaces.

Other updates to the Dee Johnson Clean Indoor Air Act include:‚Äč

  • prohibits smoking or vaping of cannabis everywhere tobacco smoking or vaping is prohibited

  • increases the percentage of smoke-free/vape-free hotel & motel rooms to at least 90%

  • creates additional smoke-free and vape-free locations:

    • private residences that are used commercially to provide child care

    • hotel ballrooms, conference rooms and other enclosed
      spaces in hotels, motels, bars and restaurants

    • limousines under private hire

    • any business, no matter the number of employees, unless specifically listed in the “smoking permitted” section of the Act

    • any new retail tobacco store, unless it is located in a
      standalone building.

1 in 4 New Mexico high school students use e-cigarettes.

E-cigarette use has become an epidemic among youth, according to the US Surgeon General.

E-cigarette aerosol is
not harmless.

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, heat a liquid – called e-liquid – to turn it into an aerosol or vapor. E-cigarette users inhale the aerosol into their lungs.
 

E-cigarettes can also be called “e-cigs,” “ehookahs,” “mods,” and “vape pens.” The word “vaping” refers to inhaling the “vapor” of an e-cigarette. “JUULing” refers to using one brand of e-cigarette called JUUL, which is popular among kids, teenagers and young adults. “Vape-free” means a location where e-cigarette use is prohibited.

The information posted on this website is not intended to be legal advice. Please consult state statutes or contact an attorney for more information about the Dee Johnson Clean Indoor Air Act (24-16-1 NMSA 1978).

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