Why participate in the Kids for Smoke-Free Air Challenge?

Even when you can’t smell it, cigarette smoke and e-cigarette vapor can still harm children.

There are hazardous chemicals that once released into the air can cause asthma, other lung problems, ear infections, and SIDS.

E-cigarette vapor is not harmless. Nicotine that is released into the air can harm brain development in children and young adults.


What is Kids for Smoke-Free Air Challenge?

This is a youth initiative asking adults, in their life, to commit to a smoke-free and e-cigarette vapor-free home and car by signing a pledge.

This challenge is designed to bring awareness to the dangers of secondhand smoke. Youth Organizations and Clubs who participate have an opportunity to earn money for their programs from the New Mexico Department of Health.

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How it Works?

The Department of Health Tobacco Use Prevention and Control program will initially hold a brief staff training prior to the Challenge Kickoff. During the Challenge Kickoff, the group will be engaged in a short activity and learn how the Challenge works. Each participant will receive a pledge card, on which they can collect signatures from adults who pledge not to smoke or vape in their homes and cars. At the end of the Challenge, there will be a celebration at which the kids will be recognized for their achievement in implementing the “Kids for Smoke-Free Air Challenge” in their community and the participating club or organization will be presented with a cash award for the total number of pledges collected. 

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Pledge Card

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Past Challenges

Making a Difference in New Mexico

  • 13 Counties
  • 96 total staff trained
  • 759 total youth trained
  • 6,228 total pledges collected
  • $13,000 earned by youth organizations
Title Address Description
Carlsbad, NM 88220, USA
Gallup, NM, USA
Las Cruces
Las Cruces, NM, USA
Raton, NM 87740, USA
Central New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Don Cecilio Martinez Elementary
412 Santa Fe St, Las Vegas, NM 87701, USA
Mescalero Apache
Mescalero, NM 88340, USA
Mora Elementary
Mora, NM 87732, USA
Ohkay Owingeh
Ohkay Owingeh, NM, USA
Roswell, NM, USA
Sierra Blanca
Sierra Blanca, New Mexico 88340, USA
Stout Elementary
2601 N Silver St, Silver City, NM 88061, USA