The following illustrations highlight the results from an April 1998
New Mexico Department of Health Statewide Study. Participants were 7th
- 12th grade students. (Note: Albuquerque Public Schools did not participate
in the study.)
Tobacco Use Prevalence In New Mexico by Age
The table below shows that 7th-12th grade students are more likely
to have smoked cigarettes in the past year as they become older.
Tobacco Use Prevalence Among 7th-12th Grade Students and Supervision.
There is a significant relationship between the prevalence of student
cigarette smoking and the format or level of supervision that the state's
teens receive. The table below illustrates that students who are left alone
and those who hang out unsupervised with friends are more likely to have
smoked cigarettes during the past year.