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‘This Tobacco Has Always Been Here for Us,’ American Indian Views of Smoking: Risk and Protective Factors

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Title:‘This Tobacco Has Always Been Here for Us,’ American Indian Views of Smoking: Risk and Protective Factors
Authors:Momper, S.L.
Dennis, M.K.
Reed, B.G.
Keywords:American Indians
Native Americans
Indigenous
tobacco
smoking
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LC Subject Headings:Indigenous peoples--Periodicals.
Social work with indigenous peoples--Periodicals.
Date Issued:Dec 2010
Publisher:Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation:Momper, S. L. (2010). ‘This Tobacco Has Always Been Here for Us,’ American Indian Views of Smoking: Risk and Protective Factor. Journal of Indigenous Voices in Social Work, 1(12.
Abstract:We utilized eight talking circles to elicit American Indian views of smoking on a U.S. reservation. We report on (1) the historical context of tobacco use among Ojibwe Indians; (2) risk factors that facilitate use: peer/parental smoking, acceptability/availability of cigarettes; (3) cessation efforts/ inhibiting factors for cessation: smoking while pregnant, smoking to reduce stress , beliefs that cessation leads to debilitating withdrawals; and (4) protective factors that inhibit smoking initiation/use: negative health effects of smoking, parental and familial smoking behaviors, encouragement from youth to quit smoking, positive health benefits, “cold turkey” quitting, prohibition of smoking in tribal buildings/homes. Smoking is prevalent, but protective behaviors are evident and can assist in designing culturally sensitive prevention, intervention and cessation programs.
Pages/Duration:18 pages
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/18771
ISSN:2151-349X
Appears in Collections: JIVSW Volume 01, Issue 02 [Journal of Indigenous Voices in Social Work]


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