SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is reminding people in the state that Wednesday is World No Tobacco Day and it’s a good opportunity to quit. Their Nicotine Use Prevention and Control (NUPAC) program offers free resources to do so.

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An NMDOH press release states the percentage of smokers in New Mexico dropped from 2020 to 2021 from 16.1% of the population to 13.4%. However, they do say there has been an increase in e-cigarette use among adults from 4.9% in 2017 to 7.3% in 2021.

Free coaching, nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges are available for registered participants by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) for English or 1-855-DEJELO YA (1-855-335-3569). Online help is also available at and