Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness (Bisti Badlands) is a 45,000-acre wilderness area full of rock formations made of sandstone, shale, mudstone, and silt.
The eggs and hoodoos in the Bisti Wilderness were formed in sand and silt revealed 73 million years ago when the Western Interior Seaway receded.
The San Juan River is a 383 mile long major tributary of the Colorado River and a primary drainage for the Four Corners.
The Aztec Ruins National Monument, on 318 acres, consists of dwellings and sacred structures built by Ancient Pueblo Indians in the 12th and 13th Centuries.
Navajo Lake is a 3800 feet long and 400 feet deep reservoir located in northeastern San Juan County, created from a dam completed in 1962.
Shiprock (Tsé Bitʼaʼí, "rock with wings") is a 27 million year old volcanic rock formation, designated as a National Natural Landmark, rising 1,583 feet above the desert.
The La Plata Mountains, seen from San Juan County, are a small subrange of the San Juan Mountains in sw Colorado, and includes Hesperus Mountain at 13,332 feet.
Angel Peak Scenic Area is located 15 miles south of Bloomfield in San Juan County, with over 10,000 acres of rugged terrain, badlands and deep canyons.

Tobacco and E-Cigs

E-Cigs / Electronic Vapor Products - High School Youth

Nearly one-third of high school students reported using electronic vapor products in the past month. San Juan County's rates are similar to high school students across New Mexico and the U.S.
Used E-Cigs/Vapor Product
Past 30-day, High School
Smoked Cigarettes

Trends, Tobacco Use - High School Youth

The marked increase in tobacco use among high school age youth is due to the increase in e-cigarette/vapor product use, which increased from 19% in 2017 to 32% 2019. Cigarette smoking decreased dramatically, from 37.4% in 2003 to the current 9.3%. Most recently, other tobacco indicators, including cigarette smoking remained consistent in recent years.

E-Cigs / Electronic Vapor Products - Middle School Youth

Nearly one out of five (18.8%) middle school students reported using electronic vapor products in the past 30 days, and 5.5% reported smoking 'regular' cigarettes. San Juan County's rates are slightly above but statistically similar to middle school students across New Mexico, with 15.1% reporting past 30-day e-cigarette use and 4.3% smoking cigarettes.
Used E-Cigs/Vapor Product
Past 30-day, Middle School
Smoked Cigarettes

Trends, Tobacco Use - Middle School Youth

The overall increase in tobacco use among middle school age youth is due to the increase in e-cigarette/vapor product use. By contrast, cigarette smoking decreased, from 8.2% in 2009 to the current 5.5%.

Tobacco Use & Trends - Adults

The rate of cigarette smoking has generally declined among adults, to the current rate of 17.4%. This is statistically similar to New Mexico's rate of 16.6% and somewhat above the U.S. rate of 14.0%.

Smoked Cigarettes
Adults, Past month
ADULTS: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Readily available at Additional information and national data: 

National adult statistics, available from the CDC:

YOUTH: New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS), New Mexico Department of Health.

National Youth Data: National Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS):
*"Current use" refers to use in "past 30-days" prior to survey.

The YRRS is administered across New Mexico with high school and middle school students in the Fall of odd-numbered years, by the NM Dept. of Health and NM Public Education Dept.

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the National CDC system of health-related telephone surveys. The years 2004 to 2010 are land-line only; 2011 to 2018 represent the use of combined land-line and cell-phone data collection protocols.

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