Many Tribes across the Nation have a time immemorial relationship with tobacco. Commercial tobacco abuse is highest amongst American Indian and Alaska Natives. Although not all Tribes/Villages have a cultural relationship with tobacco, this workshop will attempt to educate participants on a nationwide plan to encourage keeping tobacco sacred and reduce commercial tobacco abuse. Discussion will include traditional uses of tobacco and examples of medicinal plants used for tobacco; national Tribal, Urban and Indian Health Service plan to reduce commercial tobacco abuse, and cessation
Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will learn examples of and traditional uses of tobacco
  • Participants will actively participate in discussions promoting commercial tobacco prevention
  • Participants will learn the six focus areas of a nationwide plan to reduce commercial tobacco abuse