Extra Mile Award / Hospitality Hero Award

The Extra Mile Award recognizes local businesses for going above and beyond the requirements set forth in the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act (NCIAA) making the conscious decision to go smoke-free when the law does not require them to. 

The Hospitality Hero Award recognizes businesses that have to comply with the NCIAA for exemplifying a growing movement to increase smoke-free hospitality venues.  The demand for non-smoking venues in our city is increasing; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nearly 83% of U.S. adults do not smoke. Here in Washoe County the non-smoking rates are slightly higher at 85%.

Locations that can allow smoking per the NCIAA are:

  • Gaming areas of casinos where loitering by minors is restricted by law
  • Completely enclosed areas within stand-alone bars, taverns, and saloons in which patrons under 21 years of age are prohibited from entering:
  • Strip clubs or brothels
  • Retail tobacco stores
  • Areas of convention facilities during tobacco-related trade shows, that are closed to the public
  • Private residences, including those used as an office workplace except if it is used as a child care or health care facility

Minimum criteria for each award are below:

Extra Mile Award

  • Location can legally allow smoking per the NCIAA, but chooses not to allow smoking.
    • i.e. A bar that only allows patrons over 21 to enter and prohibits smoking; A casino that prohibits smoking indoors. 

Hospitality Hero Award

  • Local service-industry businesses that provide a smoke-free environment for customers and employees
    • i.e. A bar or sports lounge that allows minors to enter and prohibits smoking.


  • If you would like to nominate a business please complete this form
  • If you are a business who meets the criteria for the Extra Mile Award or Hospitality Hero Award please complete this form

Past Awardees


  • Paul Mitchell the School Reno – Extra Mile Award
  • Reno City Council – Extra Mile Award
  • Sparks City Council – Extra Mile Award
  • Washoe County Board of County Commissioners – Extra Mile Award


  • FacesNV Nightclub – Extra Mile Award
  • Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation – Extra Mile Award


  • Wild Island – Extra Mile Award
  • Ole Bridge Pub – Extra Mile Award
  • Carl’s – The Saloon – Extra Mile Award
  • Ceol’s Irish Pub – Extra Mile Award


  • Whitney Peak – Hospitality Hero Award
  • Our Bar – Hospitality Hero Award
  • The Stick – Hospitality Hero Award


  • The Housing Authority of the City of Reno – Extra Mile Award


  • Access to Healthcare Network – Extra Mile Award
  • CommRow – Extra Mile Award


  • Artown - Extra Mile Award
  • RTC Board - Extra Mile Award
  • Reno Aces - Extra Mile Award
  • Silver Dollar Court, INC. - Extra Mile Award


  • Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare - Extra Mile Award
  • Northern Medical Center - Extra Mile Award
  • Renown Health - Extra Mile Award
  • Saint Mary’s - Extra Mile Award
  • Whole Foods Market, Reno - Extra Mile Award
  • The Purple Bean - Extra Mile Award


  • Bill’s Casino Lake Tahoe - Extra Mile Award
  • Nikki Beach - Extra Mile Award
  • Silver Peak - Extra Mile Award