DAGAT

Disability Advisory Group About Tobacco

Tobacco use remains the number one preventable cause of premature death and disease in New Mexico. Although New Mexico’s comprehensive tobacco prevention and cessation efforts have resulted in a marked reduction in tobacco consumption over the past ten years, specific population groups still bear a disproportionate burden of tobacco-related death and disease.

Progress has been made, but not everyone has benefited equally.

Many factors contribute to the burden placed on particular communities by commercial tobacco. These include: social oppression resulting in tobacco use as a stress reduction strategy, targeted marketing by tobacco companies, lack of inclusion in the tobacco prevention movement, and community norms that favor tobacco use.

Help us inform and help individuals get the information and necessary resources to live tobacco free!

 

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