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Tobacco Misuse and Abuse

Dangers of smoking even worse than thought…. groundbreaking new study by American Cancer Society researchers suggests that current estimates significantly underestimate the number of Americans who die from cigarette smoking. For more information visit the American Cancer Society, eNews section at: Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving

Tobacco Article shared by IHS Headquarter HPDP is attached (combined PDF 5MB), release of the New England Journal of Medicine article Smoking and Mortality — Beyond Established Causes.

National Native Network Webinar February 24, present a webinar series: Cancer Risk Reduction in Indian Country "Culturally Understanding Commercial Tobacco Abuse Messaging among American Indians and Alaska Natives” Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, health educators, administrators, and support staff working with American Indian and/or Alaska Native communities. Continuing education units will be available for attendees, in coordination with the Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center.

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Harlan Downwind, Traditional Medicine Practitioner, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Tonia Bailey, Principal, 7th Legacy Consulting LLC

Chris Cooper, Health Educator III/Research Associate, California Rural Indian Health Board

IHS is a Tobacco Cessation Campaign partner. In 2013 IHS joined the national CDC tobacco education campaign, "Tips from Former Smokers," to help deter the use of commercial tobacco in Indian Country. The health consequences of smoking are staggering; each year, an estimated 443,000 people die prematurely from smoking, and an estimated 49,000 of these smoking-related deaths are a result of secondhand smoke exposure. For more information visit: IHS Joins Tobacco Cessation Campaign

What tobacco cessation efforts are taking place at your tribal or urban program? Email to let me know, we are interested in knowing. Attaching (combined PDF 5MB) again the results for the July 2014 Tobacco Prevention/Intervention Activities Assessment Indian Health Service Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (HP/DP)

California Area Report, a survey developed by IHS Headquarters HPDP. The results reflect what respondents reported regarding their tobacco prevention and intervention activities. These results and those from other areas are assisting the Indian Health Service in planning future tobacco prevention activities.