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  • 1-800-QUIT NOW

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    Call 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669) –For English
    1-855-DEJELO – YA (1-855-335-3569)– For Spanish
    TTY: 1-855-855-7081

    • 1-5 Coaching calls
    • 8-week supply of free nicotine gum, patch or lozenges
    • 10-call pregnancy protocol*, including post-partum calls
    • Youth protocol* for 13-17 year-olds
    • Educational material
    • Local cessation resources
    • Spanish-speaking Quit Coaches
    • Access to language line with translation for more than 200 languages
    • LGBTQ trained coaches in cultural compentency
    • Text Message Support (optional)
    • Integrated web coach (optional)
  • African American Tobacco Network of New Mexico

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    NMAAT has consistently provided activities, virtual and live workshops and events throughout New Mexico since 2004.  No Menthol Sundays are an example of work to specifically support NM African Americans.

    Each year NMAAT connects with different churches and is continuously reaching new people. In 2018, a minister not only used material in our sermons, but also shared them with his large following on social media. NMAAT outreach engages not only the church community directly, but also reaches more broadly as the church members who are influencers spread the word through their other social connections.

    Other examples of community-based events showcasing NMAAT’s outreach include Juneteenth and Black Expo. In 2018-19, the NMAAT developed content for an educational traveling display to be used with partners across the African American community. We are still seeking locations throughout the state where we might be invited to exhibit our display. Connect with us if you are interested in assisting us with an opportunity!

    In 2019 we engaged the New Mexico African American Artists’ Guild to help design a mobile exhibit for presentations and events. Its theme is “Black Wellness” and it is designed to not only net a great exhibit space, but also engages the communities’ vision of its best destiny.

  • Families and Youth, Inc. (FYI)

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    FYI is a non-profit agency serving families and youth in the Las Cruces area

    Programs and Services:

    Next Rainbow Generation (NRG) is a youth-driven support group for the LGBTQ youth community that provides on-going peer led interventions and presentations pertaining to HIV/AIDS, STD, and LGBTQ issues. NRG promotes positive self-esteem, helps youth become informed on issues that affect the LGBTQ youth community, and advocates for health equality.

    Needle Exchange Program

    • Free & Confidential syringe exchange site
    • Distribution of new syringes & works
    • Disposal site of used syringes & works
    • Narcan distribution and overdose prevention education
    • Education for harm reduction practices and blood borne pathogens


    Ear acupuncture is a proven method to help reduce stress, food cravings, anxiety, and trauma/PTSD. It also aids in reducing symptoms due to: Alcohol use, tobacco use, tranquilizers, barbiturates, downers, methamphetamine, amphetamine, cocaine, narcotics like heroin, morphine, oxycodone, marijuana, prescription, and other drugs.

    Shift +

    Alcohol educational presentation on the harms associated with underage and binge drinking.

    Alcohol brief intervention to youth who experiencing alcohol-related issues.


    1320 S Solano Drive
    Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001
    P: (575) 522-4004

  • Help Clients Quit Tobacco with a Referral System

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    For mental health and medical agencies can better support clients that want to quit tobacco by setting up a QUIT NOW referral system.

    Get help with:
    • Upgrading to Electronic Health Records Systems (EHRs)
    • Meeting Meaningful Use criteria for tobacco treatment
    • Meeting Joint Commission standards
    • Meeting PCMH standards
    • Integrating US Public Health Service Guidelines for tobacco treatment
    • Coding and billing for tobacco-related diagnoses and treatment
    • Providing evidence-based, high-quality tobacco treatment and referral

    For inquiries, or to sign up, please call 1-844-267-4497.

    Free consultation, technical assistance, and training available for tobacco treatment health systems change

    The program also includes free training and information on additional resources available
    to help patients in New Mexico stop using tobacco.

    You can view a 20 minute guide to tobacco systems change work in New Mexico here:




  • LGBTQ tobacco-free campaigns

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    This Free Life is a media campaign to educate the LGBTQ+ community about tobacco and nicotine use.

    Click here for the mobile-friendly This Free Life website.

    They have some great short PSA’s on Youtube.


    Behind the Haze educates young people about vaping and e-cigarettes.

    Click here for the mobile-friendly Behind the Haze website.

    Their youtube channel has informative videos for youth.

  • LGBTQ Tobacco/Nicotine Facts

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    Lesbian, gay, and bisexual New Mexicans use tobacco at a rate 50% higher than heterosexual people.

    [LGB (25.1%) vs. heterosexual (16.1%) Source: 2016-2018 NM BRFSS]


    Bisexual adults in New Mexico use tobacco at twice the rate of straight adults.

    [NM-IBIS, 2015-2017]


    More than half of gay and lesbian youth have used a tobacco or nicotine product compared to 30% of straight youth. 

    [NM-IBIS, 2017]


    59% of NM adult cigarette smokers made a serious quit attempt in the past year.

    (2016-2018 BRFSS, IBIS query:


    NM only recently started collecting information on transgender populations. Those data regarding tobacco use will be available in the coming years.

  • Quit-Now Referral Forms

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    With patient consent, mental health or medical providers can directly enroll patients to the QUIT-NOW free support for quitting nicotine using the following forms:

    Email Referral Process QUIT-NOW

    Fax-Referal-Form QUIT NOW

    NM-Spanish-Fax-Referral-Form QUIT NOW

    People are more likely to quit commercial tobacco/nicotine with the support of their healthcare provider. Direct enrollment removes barriers to help people who want to quit.


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    Services include:

    • Comprehensive cessation services in English and Spanish
    • 8-week supply of free nicotine gum, patch or lozenges
    • Local cessation resources
    • Educational materials
    • Community forums
    • Text message support (optional)
    • four essential Practices
    1. Quit at your own pace.
    2. Conquer your urges to smoke.
    3. Use medications so they work.
    4. Don’t just quit, become a non-smoker.

  • Quitting Vapes, e-cigarettes, and Juul resources for youth

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    Here are two apps and websites that can help young people quit using nicotine.

    This is Quitting by The Truth Initiative

    The first-of-its-kind program to help young people quit vaping, This is Quitting has helped more than 150,000 youth and young adults on their journey to quit vaping. Learn more about how it works and the additional resources available for parents of young vapers and for adults who want to quit.

    Teens and young adults can join for free by texting DITCHJUUL to 88709

    Also see this Truth Initiative article with resources to quit during coronavirus.

    Sign up for SmokefreeTXT for Teens

    Who is this program for?

    Young adults (13-17 years old) in the United States who want to be smokefree.

    How long is it?

    6-8 weeks, depending on your quit date. You will receive 3-5 messages per day.

    For more information about SmokefreeTeen and other text message programs, check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

    To sign up, complete the form below or text QUIT to 47848.

  • Smartphone Apps and Text support for quitting nicotine

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    Smartphone Apps/Text

    These apps are free and recommended by CDC for support in quitting nicotine.

    • SmokefreeTXT—text message-based support program
      • SmokefreeTeen
      • SmokefreeVet
      • SmokefreeWomen
      • SmokefreeEspañol
      • Smokefree60+
    • quitSTART—tips, information, and challenges to help you quit
      • Get ready to quit with tips and information to prepare you for becoming smokefree
      • Monitor your progress and earn badges for smokefree milestones and other achievements
      • Get back on track if you slip and smoke
      • Manage cravings and bad moods in healthy ways
      • Distract yourself from cravings with games and challenges
      • Store helpful tips, inspirations, and challenges in your Quit Kit
      • Share your progress and favorite tips through social media
  • Smoking and COVID-19

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    “…Smoking was associated with more than a doubling of odds of disease progression in people who had already developed COVID.”



    If you want support in quitting tobacco or vaping access these free resources:

    1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)
    1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569)

  • Tobacco Health Equity Networks

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    Tobacco is a social justice issue. It disproportionally harms racial and sexual minorities. The following New Mexico organizations are working towards health equity.

    Fierce Pride, LGBTQ+ network of New Mexico

    African American Tobacco Network of New Mexico

    Nuestra Salud, Spanish-speaking network of New Mexico

    Southwest Tribal Tobacco Coalition


    National organizations working for health equity in terms of tobacco use are

    Geographic Health Equity Alliance
    Made up of a national network of coalitions, state programs, public health departments, national organizations, and researchers, the Geographic Health Equity Alliance identifies gaps in information, provides leadership and expertise, and promotes health interventions to reduce geographic health disparities surrounding cancer and tobacco-related risk factors.

    LGBT HealthLink
    Formerly The Network for LGBT Health Equity, LGBT HealthLink is a community-driven network of advocates and professionals working to enhance LGBT health by reducing tobacco, cancer, and other health disparities within their community.

    National African American Tobacco Prevention Network (NAATPN)
    NAATPN works closely with the research community as well its Network participants to assess the impact of tobacco on African Americans and to facilitate the development and implementation of comprehensive and community competent public health programs.

    National Behavior Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control (NBHN)
    NBHN focuses on increasing capacity and infrastructure to address health disparities, while providing network members with resources to support their efforts in eliminating cancer and tobacco disparities among people with mental illness and addictions.

    National Native Network (NNN)
    The National Native Network is a public health resource that serves to decrease commercial tobacco use and cancer health disparities among members of American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes across North America.

    Nuestras Voces Network
    Nuestras Voces (Our Voices) National Network to Reduce Tobacco-Related and Cancer Health Disparities works toward building Hispanic community infrastructure, as well as increasing partnerships with regional and national tobacco and cancer control networks and other stakeholders, to decrease tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke among Hispanics, and increase cancer prevention and management for Hispanics.

    Reaching Asian Americans Pacific Islanders through Innovative Strategies to Achieve Equity in Tobacco Control and Cancer Prevention (RAISE)
    RAISE works to create a network of national and local organizations that collaborate to prevent and reduce tobacco use and other cancer-related health disparities in the diverse Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities.

    SelfMade Health Network
    SelfMade Health Network seeks to eliminate cancer and tobacco-related disparities among our nation’s most vulnerable, underserved and “high-risk” populations. They support the expansion of promising practices and models about prevention, treatment, and survivorship by identifying, developing, and connecting resources to stakeholders key to changing community norms.