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 The NMAAT Prevention Network encourages healthier living that is nicotine free. NMAAT acknowledges, explores, and educates others about tobacco use and how addiction operates within a context of racial & socio-economic oppression. We encourage everyone to consider the range of options available to reduce their tobacco use. There’s quitting altogether or using more optimal coping strategies like exploring healthy foods, increasing your physical activities, making time for healthier relationship, and engaging in other self-care activities. Today is a good day to choose living a positive and healthier lifestyle.

African Americans account for 2.6% of NM’s population according to 2019 US Census data.

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Data Concerning Adults in New Mexico

Data/Graphs of Adult Smokers in NM was derived from the NM IBIS website

Who’s Smoking in NM? (2017 data)

General NM Smoking Facts/Percent of the Population

Adult Smokers in NM
17.2%
Adult Women Smokers in NM
14.5%
Adult Male Smokers in NM
20.6%
African American Adult Smokers in NM
28.9%
African American Youth (17yo and under)
25.5%
NM Youth (17yo and under) 
24.7%

Where Do Blacks Live in NM?

City (AA% Population)/% of General Smoking Population

Lea County

Hobbs

0 %
% of General Smoking Population
24.7%

Curry County

Clovis

0 %
% of General Smoking Population
31.7%

Otero County

Alamogordo

0 %
% of General Smoking Population
Adult Male Smokers in NM 18.4%

Roosevelt County

Portales

0 %
% of General Smoking Population
Adult Male Smokers in NM 15.9%

Valencia County

Los Lunas

0 %
% of General Smoking Population
Adult Male Smokers in NM 25.4%

Sandoval County

Rio Rancho

0 %
% of General Smoking Population
Adult Male Smokers in NM 17.9%

Bernalillo County

Albuquerque

0 %
% of General Smoking Population
Adult Male Smokers in NM 16.1%

Dona Ana County

Las Cruces

0 %
% of General Smoking Population
Adult Male Smokers in NM 14.6%

Chaves County

Roswell

0 %
% of General Smoking Population
Adult Male Smokers in NM 18.9%

Data Concerning Youth in New Mexico

Data Source for NM Youth

New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.

How Do NM Youth Rank in Their Vaping Use?

In 2017, 24.7% of NM high school youth used e-cigarettes, ranking NM third among 39 states who complete a similar youth survey.

How Do NM Vaping Rates Compare With the U.S.?

In 2017, 24.7% of NM high school youth used e-cigarettes, compared to 20.8% in the US (2018).

E-cigarette use increases across grade levels. Use among 11th and 12th graders is significantly higher than use among 9th graders: 

Grade Level/ Percentage E-Cigarette Smokers

9th Grade

% E-cigarette smokers
Adult Smokers in NM 17.9%
Lower limit
Adult Smokers in NM 15.5%
Upper Limit
Adult Smokers in NM 20.7%

10th Grade

% E-cigarette smokers
Adult Smokers in NM 24.2%
Lower limit
Adult Smokers in NM 20.6%
Upper Limit
Adult Smokers in NM 28.3%

11th Grade

% E-cigarette smokers
Adult Smokers in NM 26.1%
Lower limit
Adult Smokers in NM 22.5%
Upper Limit
Adult Smokers in NM 30%

12th Grade

% E-cigarette smokers
Adult Smokers in NM 32.1%
Lower limit
Adult Smokers in NM 27.8%
Upper Limit
Adult Smokers in NM 36.6%

E-cigarette use (VAPING)  is remarkably similar among African American, Hispanic and White youth, although population numbers remain dramatically smaller.

American Indian/Alaska Native

% E-cigarette smokers
Adult Smokers in NM 16.1%
Lower limit
Adult Smokers in NM 12.9%
Upper Limit
Adult Smokers in NM 19.8%

Asian/Pacific Islander

% E-cigarette smokers
Adult Smokers in NM 18.1%
Lower limit
Adult Smokers in NM 10.7%
Upper Limit
Adult Smokers in NM 29.1%

Black/African American

% E-cigarette smokers
Adult Smokers in NM 25.5%
Lower limit
Adult Smokers in NM 18.1%
Upper Limit
Adult Smokers in NM 34.6%

Hispanic

% E-cigarette smokers
Adult Smokers in NM 26.8%
Lower limit
Adult Smokers in NM 24.4%
Upper Limit
Adult Smokers in NM 29.3%

White

% E-cigarette smokers
Adult Smokers in NM 25.9%
Lower limit
Adult Smokers in NM 22.5%
Upper Limit
Adult Smokers in NM 29.7%

New Mexico Average

% E-cigarette smokers
Adult Smokers in NM 24.7%
Lower limit
Adult Smokers in NM 22.2%
Upper Limit
Adult Smokers in NM 27.4%

E-cigarette use (VAPING)  is remarkably similar among African American, Hispanic and White youth, although population numbers remain dramatically smaller.

Percentage of Current Adult Smokers in NM

18 - 24
13.8%
25 - 34
22.5%
35 -44
20.9%
45 - 54
19.9%
55 - 64
18.6%
65 - 74
13.7%
75+
7.4%

NM Smoking and Vaping Stats.

NM Smoking & Nicotine Data Points to Consider

Why Is This Smoking Data Important?
Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Smoking is initiated and established primarily during adolescence, with more than 80% of adult smokers first smoking before age 18. One in six adults and one in nine youth smoke in New Mexico. About half of all lifetime smokers will die early because of their tobacco use. In New Mexico, about 2,800 people die from tobacco use annually and another 84,000 are living with tobacco-related diseases. Annual smoking-related medical costs in New Mexico total $844 million.

Learn more on the NM Smoking Stats (Nov 2020)