IntroductionDear Smoke-Free Policy Advocates:
Implementing policies that substantially limit or eliminate commercial tobacco use in tribally-controlled spaces is an effective way of reducing the health risks associated with secondhand smoke exposure. Despite common misconceptions about non-smoking sections and expensive ventilation systems, 100% smoke-free polices remain the only proven method of protecting tribal members, employees, and tribal business patrons from the dangers of secondhand smoke.
The Tribal Smoke-Free Policy Toolkit [3rd Edition] will assist your efforts to plan and implement an effective smoke-free policy that is appropriate for your tribal community. The toolkit contains the benefits of smoke-free policies, community readiness assessments, and sample resolutions and ordinances that can be adapted to meet your needs.
As states and local municipal governments move toward securing smoke-free public spaces for their citizens, smoke-free polices are becoming the global trend. Tribal governments have a unique opportunity to protect those individuals residing, working, or visiting sovereign tribal lands. Everyone should have the right to breathe clean air.
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If you would like technical assistance developing a tribal smoke-free policy or a policy advocacy campaign please contact us at 1.800.562.4957
Community Readiness Assessments
Smoke-Free Worksite PSA's
Sample Tribal Ordinances
Sample Workplace Policies
Sample Public/Tribal Housing Policies
Sample Smoke-Free Campus Policy
Web-based Tobacco Policy Resources