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HEALTH TOPICS - SMOKING AND COMMERCIAL TOBACCO USE

Our Health

American Indians and Alaska Natives and Tobacco
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS)



Play, Live, Be Magazine
(Aboriginal Tobacco Program)
A free online magazine that educates about the traditional use of tobacco and presents the risks of commerical tobacco products and smoking.

Secondhand Smoke (PDF, 522 KB)
(Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board)

Smoking and Heart Disease
(All Nations Breath of Life)

Smoking Cessation (PDF, 524.3 KB)
(Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board)

Tobacco Company Advertising (PDF, 545 KB)
(Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board)

Tobacco Use Among American Indians and Alaska Natives (PDF, 544 KB)
(Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board)

What is Secondhand Smoke?
(All Nations Breath of Life)

Youth Training Manual: The Sacred Circle of Tobacco (PDF, 721.2 KB)
(A joint project between the Missoula Indian Center, Helena Indian Alliance, and Great Falls Indian Family Health Clinic)

Youth Initiation (PDF, 522 KB)
(Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board)

Our Stories

The Gego Zaagaswaaken (don't smoke) Program
(Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Public Health Department)
This 2 minute video educates about the health risk and dangers of secondhand smoke and the struggles and addictions to commercial tobacco band members face.

Michael's Story: CDC Tips II
(National Native Network)
Michael is an Alaska Native, and member of the Tlingit tribe who suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.
        


Nathan's Story (PDF, 166 KB)
(Black Hills Center for American Indian Health)
Nathan share's his story about an unknown workplace exposure to secondhand smoke.

Nathan's Story: CDC Tips II
(National Native Network)
Nathan, a Native American and member of the Oglala Sioux tribe, has never smoked cigarettes.


Pathway to a Healthy Life
(Aboriginal Tobacco Program)
This is a narracted photo voice project created by youth in Canada about how smoking affects their life and environment, and how they stay health.

Sacred Smoke Project YouTube Channel
(Northern California Indian Development Council)
Provides videos about both commerical tobacco abuse and traditional tobacco use from the perspecitive of California Native Americans.

For Researchers, Health Professionals, & Educators

American Indian Adult Tobacco Survey Implementation Manual (PDF, 3 MB)
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS)
This manual is a guidance tool for American Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and other organizations that want to implement the American Indian Adult Tobacco Survey (AI ATS). The AI ATS manual contains methods and strategies that organizations will need to conduct a scientifically rigorous survey. It also includes step-by- step guidance on how to conduct the AI ATS, technical information, and resources.

Circles of tobacco wisdom: Learning about traditional and commercial tobacco with native elders
(Nadeau M, Blake N, Poupart J, Rhodes K, Forster JL)
Circles of Tobacco Wisdom (CTW) was an elder-led, community-based project that aimed to enhance tobacco control in the American Indian community. Its goal was to provide elders with the knowledge, opportunities, and support to enable them to assume leadership of a tobacco control movement that was grounded in the ceremonial traditions of tobacco use. Journal article, 2012.


Costs of Smoking and Secondhand Smoke Exposure in California American Indian Communities (PDF, 2.58 MB)
(UCLA Center for Health Policy Research)
A 2010 report presents current data for tribal leaders, their members, and communities on commerical tobacco use and its negative health, economic and cultural impact.

Evaluation of a Tailored Approach for Tobacco Dependence Treatment for American Indians
(The American Journal of Health Promotion)
A 2011 evaluation of a tailored approach for tobacco dependence treatment for American Indians.


Report of the Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking Attributable Disease
(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
This 2010 report considers the biologic and behavioral mechanisms that may underlie the pathogenicity of tobacco smoke. (Not specific to American Indians and indigiouns peoples).

Manipulating a Sacred Tradition: An Investigation of Commercial Tobacco Marketing & Sales Strategies on the Navajo Nation and other Native Tribes (PDF, 596.2 KB)
(American Lung Association)
This report documents the strategies used by commercial tobacco companies to manipulate and target Navajo and other Indian Nations' sacred use of tobacco in an attempt to increase the industry's bottom line. These corporate campaigns have resulted in increased Native commercial tobacco consumption and addiction.

Second-Wind, First Breath: Facilitator Guide (PDF, 385 KB)
A smoking cessation support group curriculum for pregnant and post-partum American Indian Women.

Tobacco Use Among U.S. Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups (PDF, 32.43 MB)
(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
This 1998 document is a report from the Surgeon General. Although outdated, this is the first Surgeon General's report to focus on tobacco use amoung ethnic minority groups in the U.S.

Organizations and Programs


ANTHC Tobacco Prevention and Control Program
(Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium)

Keep it Sacred
(National Native commerical tobacco Abuse Prevention Network)

National Tribal Tobacco Prevention Network
(Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board)

Southwest Navajo Tobacco Education Prevention Project
(Black Hills Center for American Indian Health)

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