HOW IS THE ACT ENFORCED?
Business owners and managers of any business covered by the Act must make a reasonable effort to prevent smoking and vaping.
Employers, employees and the public may report violations of the Act to local fire, police and sheriff’s departments. Contact information can be found at SmokeFreeNM.com
Fines for violations are as follows:
up to $100 for the first violation
up to $200 for the second violation
and up to $500 for the third and subsequent violations within a 12-month period.
Business owners and managers are not subject to a penalty as long as they comply with the requirements of the law, including posting signs and inform employees and customers who are smoking or vaping that smoking and vaping are not permitted indoors.
REPORT A VIOLATION
In order to make your community a healthier one, you can contact the enforcement agency in your community if you have questions about enforcement or would like like to report a suspected violation.
Find your community's local enforcement agency by choosing your city or county below: