Tribe Takes Action to Protect Non-Smokers

Nunakauyak Traditional Council passed a Smokefree Tribal Workplace Resolution in the village of Toksook Bay on August 7, 2012.

The resolution was adopted as a concrete measure to protect the health and welfare of tribal members, employees, and children from the harmful effects of second hand smoke exposure.

This resolution followed on the heels of the October 2011 AFN Resolution 11-51, where tribal delegates heavily supported statewide smokefree workplaces. The unanimous vote by the Nunakauyak Traditional Council showed their firm commitment to protect the health of all.

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