Your Commercial Tobacco Smoke-Free Tribal Policy Toolkit

Want to have your tribal community breathing easier? We can help. This Commercial Tobacco Smoke-Free Tribal Policy Toolkit [4th Edition] helps Tribes and tribal-serving organizations plan and implement effective smoke-free policies that best protect tribal communities and individuals residing, working or visiting sovereign tribal lands.

 

Make Clean Air a Reality

Dear Visitor:

Included here is a collection of resources and lessons learned from Tribes and tribal communities across the continent, meant to help you design effective, community-specific commercial tobacco use prevention and control policies that limit or eliminate commercial tobacco use in tribally controlled spaces, reducing the health risks associated with secondhand smoke exposure.

Despite misconceptions about non-smoking sections and expensive ventilation systems, 100% commercial tobacco smoke-free policies remain the only proven method of protecting tribal members, employees, and tribal business patrons from the dangers of secondhand smoke.

Smoke-free policies have become a global trend, with tribal, state, and local governments securing smoke-free public spaces for their citizens. Comprehensive smoke-free policies address both indoor and outdoor spaces and include the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems such as e-cigarettes, smokeless and novel commercial tobacco products. These policies are part of a larger effort to support community norms where commercial tobacco abuse and nicotine addiction do not exist.

Let us act now to protect our children and our children’s children.

Special thanks to all of the contributors (listed at right), who have provided leadership in smoke-free policy implementation and generosity in sharing their resources and lessons learned.

Respectfully,

National Native Network Team

 

Resources to Help You Make the Difference

Below you can explore six different types of resources that are shared here for you by Tribes and tribal organizations to help you implement commercial tobacco smoke-free policies in your community. These include talking points, community assessment surveys, and commercial tobacco cessation PSAs developed by tribal youth groups. Click on a boxes below to begin.

Talking Points

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Community
Assessments

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Media
Resources

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Enforcement
And Gaining
Compliance

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Evaluations

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Reference
Documents

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examples of tribal smoke-free policies, codes, and ordinances

Tribes, tribal organizations, and tribal colleges have shared their commercial tobacco and e-cigarette smoke free policies, codes, ordinances, and resolutions. These documents are organized into five boxes below:

Public/Tribal
Housing Policies

Casino/
Workplace
Policies

Smoke-Free
Campus Policies

Smoke-Free
Recreation
Policies

Comprehensive
Tribal
Ordinances

 

other useful resources

Many agencies and organizations support commercial tobacco smoke free policy development and implementation withexpertise and resources. Below are a few great examples. See more of our partners and affiliates here.

Any Questions?

 

Call the National Native Network at (906) 632-6896 x 106 or email us today!

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Past Edition Contributors

Funding for the 1st Edition provided by:

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—Tobacco Policy Change
  • South Dakota Department of Health
  • Tobacco Free Nebraska

Funding for the 2nd Edition provided by:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Office of Smoking and Health
  • Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan

Funding for the 3rd Edition provided by:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Office of Smoking and Health
  • Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan
  • Edited by Favian Kennedy