Te negative effects of tobacco use are well documented: cigarette smoking has been linked to cancer, heart disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The earlier a person initiates smoking, the greater their risk for long-term health problems and nicotine addiction. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 5 high school students currently uses some form of tobacco. NM-YRRS measures tobacco use, attitudes, and behaviors among New Mexico students in grades 6–12.
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