Did your state make the grade?
Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding Smokefree Air Tobacco Taxes Access to Cessation Services Flavored Tobacco Products
F B D A F
Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding F
Smokefree Air B
Tobacco Taxes D
Access to Cessation Services A
Flavored Tobacco Products F

The American Lung Association calls for the following actions to be taken by New Mexico's elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke:

  1. Increase funding for the state's tobacco prevention and control program;
  2. Increase excise taxes on tobacco products by $1.00 per pack or more; and
  3. Remove statewide preemption for tobacco product sales laws.

New Mexico Information

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New Mexico Information

Learn more about your state specific legislation regarding efforts towards effective Tobacco Control.

Highlights Laws & Policies
Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

Overall Grade F
FY2022 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs:$3,898,300
FY2022 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$1,142,861*
FY2022 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$5,041,161
CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation:$22,800,000
Percentage of CDC Recommended Level:22.1%
State Tobacco-Related Revenue:$137,600,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding

Overall Grade F
FY2022 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs:$3,898,300
FY2022 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$1,142,861*
FY2022 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs:$5,041,161
CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation:$22,800,000
Percentage of CDC Recommended Level:22.1%
State Tobacco-Related Revenue:$137,600,000

*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Thumbs down for New Mexico for cutting funding for the state's tobacco prevention program by close to $2 million this fiscal year

Smokefree Air

Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

Overall Grade B
Government Workplaces:Prohibited
Private Workplaces:Prohibited
Schools:Prohibited
Childcare Facilities:Prohibited
Restaurants:Prohibited
Bars:Prohibited (allowed in cigar bars)
Casinos/Gaming Establishments:No provision
Retail Stores:Prohibited
Recreational/Cultural Facilities:Prohibited
E-Cigarettes Included:Yes
Penalties:Yes
Enforcement:Yes
Preemption/Local Opt-Out:No

Citation: N.M. STAT. ANN. §§ 24-16-1 et seq. (2019).

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Smokefree Air

Overview of State Smoking Restrictions:

Overall Grade B
Government Workplaces:Prohibited
Private Workplaces:Prohibited
Schools:Prohibited
Childcare Facilities:Prohibited
Restaurants:Prohibited
Bars:Prohibited (allowed in cigar bars)
Casinos/Gaming Establishments:No provision
Retail Stores:Prohibited
Recreational/Cultural Facilities:Prohibited
E-Cigarettes Included:Yes
Penalties:Yes
Enforcement:Yes
Preemption/Local Opt-Out:No

Citation: N.M. STAT. ANN. §§ 24-16-1 et seq. (2019).

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Tobacco Taxes

Tobacco Taxes

Overall Grade D
Cigarette Tax per pack of 20:$2.00
Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
Tax on Little Cigars:Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
Tax on Large Cigars:Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
Tax on Smokeless Tobacco:Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco:Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
Tax on E-Cigarettes:Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No

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Tobacco Taxes

Overall Grade D
Cigarette Tax per pack of 20:$2.00
Other Tobacco Product Taxes:
Tax on Little Cigars:Equalized: Yes; Weight-Based: No
Tax on Large Cigars:Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
Tax on Smokeless Tobacco:Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
Tax on pipe/RYO tobacco:Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No
Tax on E-Cigarettes:Equalized: No; Weight-Based: No

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Access to Cessation Services

Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

Overall Grade A
State Medicaid Program:
Medications:All 7 medications are covered
Counseling:Some counseling is covered
Barriers to Coverage:Minimal barriers exist to access care
Medicaid Expansion:Yes
State Employee Health Plan(s):
Medications:Some medications are covered
Counseling:All 3 types of counseling are covered
Barriers to Coverage:Some barriers exist to access care
State Quitline:
Investment per Smoker:$5.65; the median investment per smoker is $2.41
Other Cessation Provisions:
Private Insurance Mandate:Yes
Tobacco Surcharge:No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See New Mexico Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

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Access to Cessation Services

Overview of State Cessation Coverage:

Overall Grade A
State Medicaid Program:
Medications:All 7 medications are covered
Counseling:Some counseling is covered
Barriers to Coverage:Minimal barriers exist to access care
Medicaid Expansion:Yes
State Employee Health Plan(s):
Medications:Some medications are covered
Counseling:All 3 types of counseling are covered
Barriers to Coverage:Some barriers exist to access care
State Quitline:
Investment per Smoker:$5.65; the median investment per smoker is $2.41
Other Cessation Provisions:
Private Insurance Mandate:Yes
Tobacco Surcharge:No prohibition or limitation on tobacco surcharges

Citation: See New Mexico Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.

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Flavored Tobacco Products

Flavored Tobacco Products

Overall Grade F
Restrictions on Flavored Tobacco Products: No state law or regulation

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Flavored Tobacco Products

Overall Grade F
Restrictions on Flavored Tobacco Products: No state law or regulation

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