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 policies remain the only proven method of protecting tribal members, employees, and tribal business patrons from the dangers of secondhand smoke.
As states and local municipal governments move toward securing smokefree public spaces for their citizens, smokefree 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.
Our sister organization, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, has information on smokefree tribal casinos at smokefreecasinos.org.
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