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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.


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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