Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act

About the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act

The Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act (NCIAA) went into effect on Dec. 8, 2006, and prohibits the smoking of tobacco products in most public places and indoor places of employment.

During the 2011 legislative session lawmakers passed Assembly Bill 571 which made changes to the voter-approved Act.

Based on these revisions to the statute, stand-alone bars, taverns and saloons in which patrons under 21 years of age are prohibited from entering, may allow smoking.

This includes:

  • Public and private school buildings and on public and private school grounds
  • Child care facilities with five or more children
  • All areas of grocery stores, convenience stores, and drug stores (including gaming areas)
  • All indoor areas within restaurants, including those in casinos or gaming establishments
  • Bars, taverns, and saloons that allow minors under the age of 21 to enter
  • Shopping malls and retail establishments
  • Video arcades
  • Government buildings and public places
  • Movie theaters

Based on the revisions to the statute, stand-along bars, taverns and saloons in which patrons under 21 years of age are prohibited from entering, may allow smoking.

Locations that can allow smoking per the NCIAA are:

  • Gaming areas of casinos where loitering by minors is restricted by law
  • Completely enclosed areas with 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

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