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Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable disease in the US. Tobacco use and nicotine addiction typically begin during adolescence and young adulthood, and nicotine exposure during adolescence can lead to addiction, may harm brain development, and could lead to sustained tobacco use among youths. The New Mexico Youth Risk & Resiliency Survey includes questions about tobacco use and other risk behaviors as well as protective (resiliency) factors that can help reduce these risk behaviors.


This report was produced by the NM Department of Health, the NM Public Education Department, and the University of New Mexico Prevention Research Center. The NM-YRRS receives support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in cooperation with the NM PED through Grant number 1U87PS004195-01.



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