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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 […]

WEBINAR: Smoke-Free Tribal Housing Policies

DOWNLOAD SLIDES HERE The National Native Network with the Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center (Accredited Provider) present a webinar. Title:  Smoke-Free Tribal Housing PoliciesDate:  Wednesday, March 30, 2022Time:  3 – 4 p.m., EDT Learning Objectives/Outcomes:At the conclusion of this activity, the healthcare team will be able to: 1.  Identify the risks of smoking in multi-unit tribal housing, […]

WEBINAR: Cervical Cancer and American Indian Women

The National Native Network with the Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center (Accredited Provider) present a webinar. Title:  Cervical Cancer and American Indian WomenDate:  Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Learning Objectives/Outcomes:At the conclusion of this activity, the healthcare team will be able to: 1.  Identify the risk factors for HPV related infections and cancer among American […]

WEBINAR: Smoke-Free Tribal Housing Policies

The National Native Network with the Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center (Accredited Provider) present a webinar. Title:  Smoke-Free Tribal Housing Policies Date:  Wednesday, March 30, 2022 Time:  3 – 4 p.m., EDT REGISTER HERE: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_d7Err0U_SOCLByCW3gMMzw Learning Objectives/Outcomes: At the conclusion of this activity, the healthcare team will be able to: 1.  Identify the risks […]

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 […]

CDC: New Web Content to Help People Use Quit-Smoking Medicines

CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) has just launched new web content related to smoking cessation medicines.  The new pages help people who want to quit smoking to: select a quit-smoking medicine, and learn how to use the 7 FDA-approved medicines to increase their likelihood of quitting for good. These pages can be accessed […]

Smokefree Tribal Casinos Petition

Over the past several days, dozens of Tribal casinos across the United States have begun rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including long-awaited smokefree indoor air ordinances. We are urging the National Congress of American Indians to make an immediate statement in support of smokefree air so that additional Tribal casinos will not revert back to allowing […]

COMMENTARY: Supports smoking ban for Cherokee casinos

FULL ARTICLE HERE By Lavita Hill Big Cove Community In May, a group of enrolled EBCI (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) members submitted an ordinance change to tribal council which will ban smoking on the gaming floors of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort and Harrah’s Valley River Casino Resort.  Our casinos have been smoke-free since they […]

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 […]

Smoke Free Toolkit for Businesses

Smoke-Free Toolkit for Businesses From Greater Flint Health Coalition and Commit to Fit! This smoke-free toolkit is designed as a resource for businesses and organizations to implement campus-wide smoke-free policies which have been proven to improve health, lower business costs, and increase employee productivity. This was developed by the Greater Flint Health Coalition’s Health Improvement […]
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