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Current Smoking among Adults by Demographic Characteristics

A horizontal bar graph shows current smoking among adults by demographic characteristics.

  • National median = 18.4%
  • New Mexico = 19.4%
  • 65+ years old = 9.6%
  • 45 to 64 years old = 20%
  • 25 to 44 years old = 22.2%
  • 18 to 24 years old = 22.6%
  • More than high school degree = 14.8%
  • High school degree = 26.4%
  • Less than high school degree = 27.9%
  • Male = 22%
  • Female = 16.8%
  • Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander = data not shown because sample size is less than 50
  • American Indian / Alaska Natives = 16.3%
  • Asian = 22.9%
  • Hispanic = 21.1%
  • African American = 19.4%
  • White = 16.7%

Source: BRFSS, 2007 to 2008

Past Month Cigarette Use among Youths Aged 12 to 17 Years

A chart shows past month cigarette use among youths aged 12 to 17 years.

  • National Average = 10.1%
  • In New Mexico, 11.8% of youth aged 12 to 17 years smoked a cigarette in the past month. The range across all states is 6.5% to 15.9%. New Mexico ranks 36th among the states.

Source: NSDUH, 2006 - 2007


Smoking Attributable Adult (35+ Years) Mortality

A chart shows smoking attributable adult (35+ years) mortality.

  • National Average = 248.5 per 100,000
  • The average annual smoking-attributable mortality rate in New Mexico for 2000 to 2004 was 239.5 per 100,000. The range across states is 138.3 per 100,000 to 370.6 per 100,000. New Mexico ranks 5th among the states.

Source: SAMMEC

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State Smoke Free Policy

Graphic shows state smoke free policy.

  • Smoke free Workplaces = Yes
  • Smoke free Restaurants = Yes
  • Smoke free Bars = Yes

Source: STATE System, 2009

Adults Who Reported Anyone Smoking in Work Area within Past 2 Weeks

Line graph shows adults who reported anyone smoking in work area within past 2 weeks.

Data points:

  • 1999: New Mexico = 9.1%; U.S. = 7.6%
  • 2002: New Mexico = 8.4%; U.S. = 6.2%
  • 2006 through 2007: New Mexico = 10.2%; U.S. = 7.6%

Source: TUS CPS

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Percent of smokers calling quitline

A chart shows the percent of smokers calling quitline.

  • National average = 2.8%
  • In New Mexico, 3.9% of smokers called their quitline. New Mexico ranks 19th among the states. The range across states was from less than 1% to 10.9%.

Source: TUS CPS, 2006, 2007

Medicaid Coverage for Counseling and Medications

Graphic shows Medicaid coverage for counseling and medications.

  • Nicotine Replacement = Yes
  • Varenicline = Yes
  • Bupropion = Yes
  • Counseling = Partial

Source: MMWR 2009, supplement 8, number 43, pages 1199 to 1204

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Households with No Smoking Rules

Line graph shows households with no smoking rules

Data points:

  • 1999: U.S. = 60.2%; New Mexico = 62.5%
  • 2002: U.S. = 66.0%; New Mexico = 71.5%
  • 2003: U.S. = 72.1%; New Mexico = 75.1%
  • 2006 through 2007: U.S. = 77.6%; New Mexico = 76.7%

Source: TUS CPS

Antitobacco Media Campaign Intensity, Per Quarter

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Youth aged 12 to 17 years

  • National Median = 29 targeted rating points
  • State average = 80 targeted rating points and ranks 13th

A chart shows antitobacco media campaign intensity, per quarter

General Audience (18+ years)

  • National Median = 135 gross rating points
  • State average = 253 gross rating points and ranks 16th

Source: CDC/OSH

Enforce

Graphic shows if state allows local advertising and promotion in laws.

  • Display = Yes
  • Promotion = Yes
  • Sampling = No

Source: STATE System, 2009

Retail Environment Tobacco Licensure

Graphic shows retail environment tobacco licensure.

  • Over the counter = No
  • Vending machine = No

Source: STATE System, 2009

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Amount of Cigarette Excise tax

Chart shows amount of cigarette excise tax.

  • National average = $1.34 per pack
  • New Mexico maintains a $0.91 cigarette excise tax and ranks 31st among the states. As of December 31, 2009, the range across states was $0.07 to $3.46 per pack.

Source: STATE System, 2009

Minimum Price Law for Cigarettes

Graphic shows minimum price law for cigarettes.

  • Sampling = No

Source: CDC/OSH

State Funding for Tobacco Control

Chart shows state funding for tobacco control.

  • Median state funding: 17.2% of recommended amount.
  • In 2007, New Mexico's funding for tobacco control was 38.9% of CDC's recommended amount and ranks 13th among the states.
  • State spending ranged from 1.1% to 85.5% of the recommended amount.

Source: CDC/OSH

 
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