PODCAST: Commercial tobacco: smoking your last cigarette

Tammi Meissner, SEARHC Health Educator, appeared on Native America Calling Podcast

https://www.nativeamericacalling.com/thursday-november-21-2019-commercial-tobacco-smoking-your-last-cigarette/

Native Americans have the highest prevalence of cigarette smoking in the country, according to reports by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. As a result, they also have a higher risk of developing tobacco-related illnesses, like heart disease and lung cancer. The CDC acknowledges the potential electronic cigarettes have as an alternative to smoking, but now recommends against them following a string of deaths and lung injuries from vaping. The Oglala Sioux Tribe banned the use of electronic cigarettes. For the Great American Smokeout day we’ll talk about the importance—and difficulty—of smoking cessation.

Guests:

Dr. Patricia Nez-Henderson (Diné) – vice president of the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health

Jovian Henio (Mescalero Apache and Diné) – outreach coordinator for Keres Consulting

Jennifer Folkenroth – national senior director of tobacco for the American Lung Association

Tammi Meissner – Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium tobacco program

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