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Reclaiming our Tobacco Through Tobacco Policy: Passing of the Navajo Nitch’ Éí Bee Ííná – Air is Life Act of 2021

November 8, 2022 11:30 am (AZ) Register here:  https://tinyurl.com/uanacp14 Hershel Clark, MPH (Navajo) Hershel Clark, MPH is the Program Manager for the Southwest Navajo Tobacco Education Prevention Project.  He has experience working in tobacco control and prevention.  Mr. Clark assisted with the passing of the Navajo Air is Life Act of 2021 for the Navajo […]

TECC: Smokefree Multi-Unit Housing TECC Resources

From the Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California: An unexpected impact of living in multi-unit housing (MUH) is dealing with the risk of being exposed to harmful secondhand smoke.  This is the reality for nearly 80 million people that live in multi-unit housing across the US.  This exposure is especially dangerous for children, those that are […]

FDA Takes Action on Approximately 4.5 Million ENDS Products

From Food and Drug Administration:  FULL ARTICLE On August 9, FDA issued a Refuse to File (RTF) letter to JD Nova Group LLC.  The letter notified the company that their Premarket Tobacco Product Applications (PMTAs) that are associated with approximately 4.5 million of their products do not meet the filing requirements for a new tobacco […]

Trends in Secondhand Smoke Exposure, 2011-2018: Impact and Implications of Expanding Serum Cotinine Range

From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health This study assessed the impact of defining secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure among nonsmokers using an expanded serum cotinine range among a nationally representative sample of U.S. nonsmokers aged 3 years or older.  This study found that expanding the serum cotinine range from 0.05-10 […]

This week in tobacco policy news

Washington, DC — Mayor Bowser signed into law a bill that prohibits the sale of flavored tobacco products and prohibits the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes within one-quarter mile of middle and high schools.  The bill exempts hookah bars.  However, the bill cannot go into effect unless it is funded through the budget. READ MORE

Smokefree Stories with Virginia Chosa

From Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation Smokefree Stories with Virginia Chosa highlights a Tribal elder’s perspective living in a multi-unit housing complex in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin.  The video takes place on the Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservation and refers to Tribal housing and Tribal Housing Authority.  Many sovereign Tribes receive funding from the US […]

Tribal Casinos Forum on KTNN, The Voice of Navajo Nation | Air Is Life

Thursday, November 19, 2020 6 – 8 p.m. (MDT) Air Is Life Special Guest Speakers Include: Clinton Isham (Ojibwe), Tribal Relations Consultant, ANRF Brian Christopher, BCSlots.com, Gaming Social Media Influencer Britt Carter, BCSlots Events & Operations Manager Missy Tracy (Ho-Chunk) Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison:  100% Smoke-Free Navajo Casino Worker, Navajo Re-opening Smoke-Free Story This radio broadcast […]

Four sovereign tribal casinos have chosen to reopen with 100% smoke-free indoor policies

From Americans for Non Smokers Rights and Breathe Easy with $mokefree Casinos. These are the first smoke-free casinos in Michigan: Island Resort & Casino Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge Odawa Casino Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel As sovereign tribal casino properties (not subject to state law), the leadership of each of these casinos are adopting […]
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