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Tobacco Use Among New Mexico High School Students at All-Time Low June 29, 2018 - Tobacco Cessation - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health reports that rates of cigarette smoking by New Mexico high school students are lower than ever before - dropping by more than 50 percent over the last decade. According to data from the 2017 New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, youth cigarette smoking has... « read more »



Kids for Smoke-Free Air Challenge June 1, 2018 - Tobacco Cessation - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health salutes the Boys & Girls Clubs of New Mexico for their public health efforts in promoting the NMDOH Tobacco Use Prevention and Control program’s “Kids for Smoke-Free Air Challenge”, a secondhand smoke awareness campaign for parents and families who may be ex... « read more »



Kids for Smoke-Free Air Challenge in Las Cruces April 13, 2018 - Tobacco Cessation - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health in collaboration with Boys & Girls Club of New Mexico are promoting a secondhand smoke awareness campaign for parents and families who may be exposing their children and others to unhealthy secondhand smoke in homes and cars. This will help reduce tobacco-related... « read more »



Kids for Smoke-Free Air Challenge in Albuquerque April 9, 2018 - Tobacco Cessation - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health in collaboration with Boys & Girls Club of New Mexico are promoting a secondhand smoke awareness campaign for parents and families who may be exposing their children and others to unhealthy secondhand smoke in homes and cars. This will help reduce tobacco-related... « read more »



Kids for Smoke-Free Air Challenge in Española April 6, 2018 - Tobacco Cessation - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health in collaboration with Boys & Girls Club of New Mexico are promoting a secondhand smoke awareness campaign for parents and families who may be exposing their children and others to unhealthy secondhand smoke in homes and cars. This will help reduce tobacco-related... « read more »



Kids for Smoke-Free Air Challenge in Ruidoso April 2, 2018 - Tobacco Cessation - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health in collaboration with Boys & Girls Club of New Mexico are promoting a secondhand smoke awareness campaign for parents and families who may be exposing their children and others to unhealthy secondhand smoke in homes and cars. This will help reduce tobacco-related... « read more »



Youth Across New Mexico Advocate for Tobacco-Free Schools March 21, 2018 - Tobacco Cessation - Awareness

Youth leaders at nine schools across New Mexico are hosting ‘Kick Butts Day’ events Wednesday to raise awareness about their schools’ tobacco- and e-cigarette-free policies. Increased awareness of tobacco-free school policies helps students, staff, and campus visitors comply with these standar... « read more »



Free Resources for Annual Great American Smokeout® November 15, 2017 - Tobacco Cessation - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health encourages tobacco users statewide to use its free services as they join thousands nationwide for the annual Great American Smokeout® Thursday, November 16th. « read more »



Dee Johnson Clean Indoor Air Act 10-Year Anniversary June 23, 2017 - Tobacco Cessation - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health recognizes the 10-year anniversary of New Mexico’s Dee Johnson Clean Indoor Air Act this week. The comprehensive law, enacted in June 2007, made most public places and workplaces in New Mexico smoke free. « read more »



New Secondhand Smoke Awareness Campaign April 10, 2017 - Tobacco Cessation - Awareness

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced collaborations with the Boys & Girls Clubs in Farmington, Roswell, and Carlsbad on a secondhand smoke awareness campaign that targets parents, family, and friends of youth who may be exposing their children and families to secondhand smoke in home... « read more »



New Mexico Teens Work for Tobacco-Free Schools March 14, 2017 - Tobacco Cessation - Awareness

Students across New Mexico will be hosting events at nine high schools on Wednesday, March 15th as part of the national Kick Butts Day. This is the 22nd year of the event that encourages all public schools in the state to work toward tobacco-free status – 24-hours a day, seven days a week. « read more »



Free Resources to Help More New Mexicans Quit Smoking November 17, 2016 - Tobacco Cessation - Celebration

The New Mexico Department of Health offers valuable resources to help more New Mexicans quit and stay tobacco-free in conjunction with The American Cancer Society’s® annual Great American Smokeout® on Thursday November 17th. The Great American Smokeout is a day that encourages tobacco users acro... « read more »



Breaking This Habit is a Lifesaver May 25, 2016 - Tobacco Cessation - Healthy Living

I’ve noticed it; you probably have too. One of the most common tips offered this weekly column are about maintaining or improving our health is the benefits of not starting to smoke, and if you do smoke: quit. Just quit. Quitting is far easier said than done. I’ve watched friends and family stru... « read more »



New 1-800-QUIT-NOW Campaign December 1, 2015 - Tobacco Cessation - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health is announcing the launch of its new English language anti-tobacco campaign for 1-800-QUIT-NOW. Following the successful launch and implementation of the 1-855-DEJELO-YA campaign last year, the English cessation services will utilize the same spokesperson and a sim... « read more »



Free Resources to Help New Mexicans Quit Smoking November 18, 2015 - Tobacco Cessation - Information

The American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout® is a day when smokers across the nation make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. The Department of Health wants to encourage New Mexicans who smoke or use tobacco products to utilize free services avail... « read more »



Local Teens Encouraged to ‘Kick Butts’ March 18, 2015 - Tobacco Cessation - Awareness

Today is national Kick Butts Day, a national day of activism empowering youth to stand up and speak out about the dangers of not just cigarettes but all tobacco products. The day was created in 1996 by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and has been the focus of schools, youth groups and health advo... « read more »



Free New Resources for Great American Smokeout November 19, 2014 - Tobacco Cessation - Celebration

The New Mexico Department of Health encourages New Mexico tobacco users to use its free upgraded services available to help residents stop using tobacco this Thursday, November 20th during the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout. « read more »



Health Department Motivates Spanish Speaking Smokers to Quit November 12, 2014 - Tobacco Cessation - Healthy Living

The New Mexico Department of Health reports about 16 percent of Spanish-speakers in New Mexico smoke. While the number of smokers has decreased nationwide, public health experts say it hasn’t gone down as far as it could or should. « read more »



New Spanish-Language Anti-Tobacco Campaign October 29, 2014 - Tobacco Cessation - Healthy Living

The New Mexico Department of Health is announcing the launch of its new Spanish-Language anti-tobacco campaign. Twenty-nine percent of New Mexican residents primarily or exclusively speak Spanish in their home. Research shows that a significant portion of this population is not aware that cessation... « read more »



Albuquerque Residents Support Smokefree Restaurant Patios October 16, 2014 - Tobacco 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 »

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