Striving for a Smoke Free Navajo Nation – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Research Radio. Policy makers on the Navajo Nation, the country’s largest American Indian tribe, want to enforce tobacco free legislation to curb the rapid rise of smoking that has occurred in the Nation during the past two decades.
Nez Henderson: Navajo Nation historically had very low rates of smoking.
Narrator: Dr. Patricia Nez Henderson is with the non-profit, Black Hills Center for American Indian Health.
Nez Henderson: The rates of smoking now among the young adult population hovers around about forty percent.
Narrator: Dr. Nez Henderson hopes the recently passed Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act will help curb smoking in the Navajo Nation. For more information on Native American health, visit www.americanindianhealth.nlm.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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