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‘This Tobacco Has Always Been Here for Us,’ American Indian Views of Smoking: Risk and Protective Factors
|Title:||‘This Tobacco Has Always Been Here for Us,’ American Indian Views of Smoking: Risk and Protective Factors|
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|LC Subject Headings:||Indigenous peoples--Periodicals.|
Social work with indigenous peoples--Periodicals.
|Issue Date:||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.|
|Appears in Collections:||JIVSW Volume 01, Issue 02 [Journal of Indigenous Voices in Social Work]|
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