Health

FDA unveils plan to ban menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars

Menthol-flavored cigarettes and all flavors of cigars would be banned in the U.S. under a new plan unveiled Thursday by federal health officials. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it will issue a proposal “within the next year” to ban menthol in cigarettes and ban all flavors, including menthol, in

NM Health Secretary: Avoid the Danger of Breathing Smoke From Wildfires

SANTA FE — With the wildfire season underway, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reminds New Mexicans that air quality can change rapidly during wildfire season and you might need to make quick decisions about whether or not to go outside. New Mexicans are encouraged to use the 5-3-1

WATCH NOW: Timeline of Recreational Marijuana in New Mexico

The timeline will be updated as more information is released. NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – In 2021 Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has opened the state to a brand new industry: legalized cannabis. Join KRQE Digital Anchor Chris McKee and Data Reporter Curtis Segarra for a live conversation about the state’s new marijuana industry at 11 a.m. on KRQE.com. The

Colfax County goes from Turquoise to Red

CIMARRON, N.M. — The St. James Hotel in Cimarron is a historic landmark. Just when the restaurant was allowed to open their dining room to 75% capacity when the county reached the Turquoise level.

New Mexico prepares to fight vaccine hesitancy in some areas

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials say that they are preparing to respond to pockets of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in some communities at the same time that overall interest in getting vaccinated increases. Health Secretary Tracie Collins said Wednesday that the state is exploring the recruitment of