2013 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 24 - Health and Safety
Article 16 - Dee Johnson Clean Indoor Air
Section 24-16-12 - Smoking-permitted areas. (2007)
24-16-12. Smoking-permitted areas. (2007)
Notwithstanding any other provision of the Dee Johnson Clean Indoor Air Act, smoking-permitted areas include the following:
A. a private residence, except during hours of business operation while it is being used commercially to provide child care, adult care or health care or any combination of those activities;
B. a retail tobacco store;
D. the facilities of a tobacco manufacturing company licensed by the United States to manufacture tobacco products that are operated by the company in its own name and that are used exclusively by the company in its business of manufacturing, marketing or distributing its tobacco products; provided that smoke does not infiltrate other indoor workplaces or other indoor public places where smoking is otherwise prohibited under the Dee Johnson Clean Indoor Air Act;
E. a state-licensed gaming facility, casino or bingo parlor;
F. an indoor workplace to the extent that tobacco smoking is an integral part of a smoking cessation program that is approved by the department or of medical or scientific research that is conducted in the indoor workplace and in which each room of the indoor workplace in which tobacco smoking is permitted complies with signage requirements;
G. designated outdoor smoking areas;
I. a limousine under private hire;
J. hotel and motel rooms that are rented to guests and are designated as smoking-permitted rooms; provided that not more than twenty-five percent of rooms rented to guests in a hotel or motel may be so designated;
K. enclosed areas within restaurants, bars, hotel and motel conference or meeting rooms while these places are being used for private functions; provided that none of these areas are open to the general public while the private functions are occurring and provided that smoke does not infiltrate other indoor workplaces or indoor public places where smoking is otherwise prohibited under the Dee Johnson Clean Indoor Air Act;
L. a site that is being used in connection with the practice of cultural or ceremonial activities by Native Americans and that is in accordance with the federal American Indian Religious Freedom Act, 42 U.S.C. 1996 and 1996a;
M. a business of a sole proprietor or a business with fewer than two employees that is not commonly accessible to the public; provided that:
(1) the business is not a restaurant or bar;
(2) the employer or manager of such business shall provide a smoke-free work environment for each employee requesting a smoke-free work environment; and
(3) cigarette smoke does not infiltrate other smoke-free work environments as provided for in the Dee Johnson Clean Indoor Air Act; and
N. a theatrical stage or a motion picture or television production set when it is necessary for performers to smoke as part of the production.
History: Laws 2007, ch. 20, § 4.
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