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Project Mission Tobacco Use Prevention


Prevention and Policies


• Parents and Grandparents have the BIGGEST role teaching their children about tobacco and its negative effects!

• Increase community awareness of the harmful effects of commercial tobacco through community - based programs.

Tobacco Policies

• Increase taxation on tobacco products:
This policy is the most effective method in preventing Navajo youth from starting to smoke or chew. For every $1 increase on tobacco products, smoking and chewing tobacco rates among Navajo youth fall by 10%. This tobacco policy will also increase revenue for the Tribe.

 Commercial tobacco-free policy in all public places and workplaces, including vehicles with children under age 18. This policy will increase quit attempts for current tobacco users; decrease initiation of tobacco products for Navajo youth; and provide a healthier environment for Navajo families and communities.


• Tribal and Indian Health Service Health care system to promote screening and treatment commercial tobacco use.

• Use Arizona (800) 556-6222, New Mexico (800) 784-8669, and Utah (888) 567-TRUTH State Quit Lines.

Please click here to take part in the "Navajo Nation Commercial Tobacco Free Legislation Survey"

For more information about SNTEPP, please contact Pete Nez, the Program Manager. pfnez@bhcaih.org, or 1-928-289-6483.