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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 […]

FDA Denies Authorization to Market JUUL Products

See original Food and Drug Administration Press Release Here For Immediate Release: June 23, 2022   Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) to JUUL Labs Inc. for all of their products currently marketed in the United States. As a result, the company must stop selling and distributing these products. In addition, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Toolkit for Delivering 5As and 5Rs Brief Tobacco Interventions in Primary Care

By:  World Health Organization This toolkit was developed based on WHO Capacity Building Training Package 4 entitled “Strengthening health systems for treating tobacco dependence in primary care.”  Its target audience are primary care providers.  It aims to serve as a quick reference guide to help primary care providers deliver brief tobacco interventions as part of […]

Tobacco-Free Toolkit for Community Health Facilities

About this Toolkit Why is a tobacco-free policy toolkit needed? The majority of Americans are not dying from infectious disease or genetics, but from chronic and modifiable behaviors (McGinnis et al., 2002; Mokdad et al., 2004).  Tobacco use remains the most preventable cause of illness in the United States (US DHHS, 2004).  To assist people […]

CDC TIPS Military Campaign Materials

On December 3, 2020, the CDC released a package of campaign materials for outreach to current and veteran military personnel as part of the Tips From Former Smokers campaign. These resources would be suitable around holidays such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day. Nathan M. was a Native American member of the Oglala […]

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 […]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Releases Final Recommendation Statement and Evidence on Primary Care Interventions for Prevention and Cessation of Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents

FOR FULL STATEMENT AND COMPLETE INFORMATION, CLICK HERE Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Yesterday, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released the following recommendation statement on primary care interventions for prevention and cessation of tobacco use in children and adolescents.  See below. This recommendation addresses both the use of combustible products (including cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, and […]
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