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Success Story: Addressing Challenges Around Commercial Tobacco Use

Author:  Higinio Herrera, Kathleen Jack The tobacco industry has a decades-long history of targeting American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) by misappropriating culture and traditional tobacco. The romanticized imagery of AIAN has been used to sell commercial tobacco for profit by misrepresenting traditions, values, and beliefs. This type of representation dehumanizes diverse people and adds […]

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: 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 […]

Addressing Cigarette Smoking Cessation Treatment Challenges during the COVID-19 Pandemic with Social Media

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE From Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (March 22, 2021) As the COVID-19 pandemic limits in-person healthcare services and leads to increased levels of stress, the potential reach of social media to support smoking cessation should continue to be explored, with particular attention to privacy, inclusion of timely content, and deeper […]

Community Collaborations: Clean Communities, Encourage Healthy Citizens

INTRODUCTION Over the course of the past year our economy has been stunted and its affects have been felt throughout our community. This summer is a time for rebuilding. Through the weekend of May 7th & 8th nearly 100 people including City & Borough of Wrangell, WCA, & KSTK staff, community volunteers and students & […]

ITCMI AICTP Success Story 2020

Download Success Story (PDF) In 2019, the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan’s Three Fires Comprehensive Cancer Consortium Program increased its use of media to run culturally tailored tobacco digital ads which focused on cancer prevention through smoking cessation.  The ads resulted in a significant response to the call to action to dial the American Indian Commercial […]

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 […]

Sitka Community Cigarette Butt Cleanup Success Story

From Tammi Meissner, Health Educator, SEARHC Challenge: The Alaska statewide smoke-free law passed in July of 2018, going into effect on October 1, 2018.  The law passed with an opt out clause.  This means that any governing body on a local community level can potentially opt out of the law if proper procedures are followed […]

Alaska Legislature bans smoking in bars, restaurants and other public places

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE FROM by James Brooks After six years of work, the Alaska Legislature on Saturday afternoon approved a statewide ban on smoking in most public places across Alaska. Senate Bill 63 was approved by the Alaska House of Representatives in a 32-7 vote and after a procedural vote in the […]

Native Americans in Michigan share their Commercial Tobacco Success Stories

VIEW FULL VIDEOS EMBEDDED BELOW Four Native Americans residing in Michigan have volunteered to share their success stories about giving up smoking cigarettes to lead a healthier lifestyle. Valorie Glazier of Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians, Kimberly Leapley and Jacques LeBlanc both of the Bay Mills Indian Community, and Christopher Polasky of the […]

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