Secondhand Smoke in Cherokee Nation


Second hand smoke is also a concern to many of the Cherokee who desire smoke free facilities for their children and themselves. It is a known fact that second hand smoke causes cancer, although not to the extent of people who inhale first hand smoke. There are regulations in most workplaces where smoking inside the buildings is not allowed, but entrances to buildings are still worrisome for many. Casinos are also of concern, where smoking is allowed and second-hand smoke is abundant. 

Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan

The Cherokee Nation Comprehensive Cancer Control (CNCCC) Project assists in the development of networks and collaboration that produce an infrastructure for a comprehensive approach to cancer within the Cherokee Nation. Since 2003, coalition members and partners have come together to discuss the burden of cancer in Cherokee Nation. Coalition members and partners include local, regional, state and national representatives committed to identifying areas of cancer concern, planning interventions, prioritizing greatest areas of identified need, and then implementing identified strategies and/or providing needed resources. This is the second edition of the Cherokee Nation Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan and will serve, like the first, as an information resource for health care professionals and community members, as well as a tool for the Cherokee Nation Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition and its respective entities. The coalition is committed to the process of enhancing infrastructure for comprehensive cancer control in the Cherokee Nation with the ultimate goal of reducing morbidity and mortality among the Cherokee community.