Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program

Maybe you smoke with morning coffee, or on your breaks at work, or each time you drive. Take advantage of this chance to change your smoking habits and quit, even for one day.

The Tobacco Use Prevention and Control (TUPAC) program and its partners use a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to promote healthy lifestyles that are free form tobacco abuse and addiction among all New Mexicans. TUPAC follows recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Our mission is to improve lives by eliminating the harm from tobacco abuse through the implementation of effective strategies that incorporate an anti-oppression model.

TUPAC works with communities, schools, and organizations across the state to implement activities and services that decrease the harmful and addictive use of commercial tobacco, outside of its traditional, sacred or ceremonial purposes. This will reduce tobacco-related illness, save lives and save money.

Latest News

Albuquerque Residents Support Smokefree Restaurant Patios October 16, 2014 - Smoking Cessation - Healthy Living

New Mexico Department of Health Secretary Retta Ward, announced today that a survey of 3,000 New Mexico residents found that 75 percent of respondents favor restaurant outdoor patios going smokefree. « read more »

Los Residentes de Albuquerque Apoyan los Patios Libres de Humo en Restaurantes

Free Services to Help New Mexicans Quit Tobacco December 30, 2013 - Smoking Cessation - Healthy Living

As New Mexicans gear up to tackle New Year’s resolutions, the Department of Heath offers a variety of new and free resources to quit tobacco in 2014. « read more »