First smoke-free U.S. health care facility - Hopi Health Care Center
In 1983, the Hopi Tribal Council in northeastern Arizona passed a resolution to ban smoking in its Hopi Health Care Facility.
First U.S. federal agency to ban smoking - Indian Health Service
In 1987, IHS was the first federal agency to ban smoking in its facilities.
Fifty years ago this month, the Office of the Surgeon General released a landmark report called “Smoking and Health.” For the first time, smoking was reported to cause lung cancer. IHS led the way in providing a smoke-free environment for its patients and personnel. For more information go to the Surgeon General’s Tobacco Initiative website