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Lease Addendum Definition of Smoking

Smoking: The inhalation of, exhalation of, carrying or possession of any lighted/burning tobacco product, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, pipes, cigars, or other devices that hold tobacco products.

Electronic Delivery Device: Any product that can be used to deliver aerosolized or vaporized nicotine, lobelia, or any other substance to the person inhaling from the device, including, but not limited to, an e-cigarette, e-cigar, e-pipe, or vape pen.

Types of Certification

Platinum: A platinum certification is available for new property and development that do not allow any smoking on any part of the property at any time.

Gold: A gold certification is offered for existing properties that do not allow any smoking, on any part of the property at any time.

Silver: A silver certification is offered to existing properties that do not allow smoking inside any of the units and common areas. It also includes no-smoking zones that encompass the area located within 25 feet of any entry ways and windows to the building.

Steps to Get Certified

Step 1: Decision Making (Contemplation)

  1. Contact Smoke-Free at Home NM Director
  2. Attend a Lunch & Learn (coming soon, virtually)
  3. Receive Smoke-Free at Home NM’s Owner/Manager Information Kit

Step 2: Commitment and Preparation

  1. Decide to go smoke-free
  2. Conduct a resident survey
  3. Set up Thinking About Quitting and Second Hand Smoke Workshop for residents
  4. Notify residents about change to policy
  5. Set a date

Step 3: Certification

  1. Submit to Smoke -Free At Home team:
    1. Letter of Intent to go smoke-free
    2. Lease Addendum stating smoke-free policy (which must include e-cigarettes)
    3. Violation Policy addressing smoking (which must include e-cigarettes)
  2. Receive Certification and get added to our online interactive map!

Property Owners and Managers Sign-Up Form

To begin the process of certification, contact Smoke-Free At Home NM by submitting this form!