Who must post the New Mexico No Smoking Poster?
Any individual who owns, operates, manages or otherwise controls the use of a premises subject to the New Mexico Dee Johnson Indoor Air Act (NMSA § 24-16-1, et. seq.) must post No Smoking signs to advise persons of the existence of smokefree areas. No Smoking signage must be posted where it is clear, conspicuous and easily legible at each public entrance.
Where is smoking prohibited?
The Act makes it unlawful for a person to smoke a lighted tobacco or other plant product, including natural or synthetic cannabis, in enclosed indoor workplaces or indoor public places, and in buses, taxicabs or other means of public transit. The law also prohibits the use of e-cigarettes in places where smoking is prohibited.
- An “indoor workplace” means any enclosed place where one or more persons engage in work, including lobbies, reception areas, offices, conference and meeting rooms, employee cafeterias and lunchrooms, break rooms and employee lounges, classrooms, auditoriums, hallways, stairways, waiting areas, elevators, and restrooms, and includes all indoor workplaces and enclosed parts regardless of whether work occurs at any given time.
- An “indoor public place” means the enclosed area within any governmental or nongovernmental place to which the public is invited or in which the public is permitted regardless of whether work or public business, meetings or hearings occur at any given time.
Smoking is also prohibited near entrances, windows, and ventilation systems of all workplaces and public places where smoking is prohibited by the Act. Post this poster at all entrances to be in compliance with the NM laws. Employers shall also adopt, implement, post and maintain a written smoking policy.