Happy Holidays from the UIHS Native Tobacco Team! We hope you are having a wonderful season. We’d like to remind everyone that is never too late to begin a quit journey. Nothing is better than the gift of health and wellness; especially as a gift to yourself! If you have any questions about quitting methods, what we can offer in support, or information brochures for a loved one we can supply all of your needs. We have limited supply of quit kits, which also is a great gift for this season, as well as the ability to prescribe certain medication for quitting, just ask your doctor J
1-800-NO-BUTTS is a great resource for quitting, and can accompany texting, email, or phone calls
Or visit the California Smokers’ Helpline (https://www.nobutts.org/)
The NATIVE Tobacco Project, housed within the UIHS’ Community Health Services Division, has been funded by the California Tobacco Control Program for 24 years. The NATIVE Tobacco Project focuses on working with Humboldt and Del Norte American Indian community members, tribal members, and tribal councils to reduce illness and premature death related to tobacco use.
The project accomplishes our goals by implementing tobacco prevention education, community organizing and policy activities which advocate for social norm changes that promote a tobacco-free community.
We are are currently focusing on Multiple Unit Housing (MUH) such as apartments, condominiums or duplexes, thirdhand smoke and getting local medical service providers to adopt a policy that encourages the use of the Ask Advise Refer (AAR) method of approaching clients who are using tobacco.