Tobacco Free Living

E-Cigarette Use and the Effects on the Brain

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Did you know that in the past year that more high school students reported using an E-cigarette over regular cigarettes? E-cigarettes are still nicotine based, which is addictive and harmful to a developing brain. It is important that you know… read more

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Sault Tribe Health Educator Colin Welker Completes National Anti-Tobacco Truth Initiative Fellowship

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Michigan (October 2016) – Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians health educator, Colin Welker, has received national recognition for his efforts to prevent commercial tobacco use among youth in the Upper Peninsula. Welker was one of… read more

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Kewadin Shores Casino & Hotel Expands Tobacco-free Areas with Health Grant

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SAULT STE. MARIE, MI (September 26, 2016) – On July 19, Kewadin Shores Casino & Hotel designated the remaining 11 hotel rooms and lobby area tobacco- and smoke-free. This project was made possible by a grant provided to Sault Ste.… read more

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The Sault Tribe helps Jami Moran BREAK FREE from 30 years of cigarettes

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Jami Moran presents her Recognition of Achievement with Colin Welker, certified health education specialist for the Sault Tribe Nicotine Dependence Program. Forty-four year old Jami Moran reached a six-month milestone of being smoke-free. It’s an achievement she’s incredibly proud of,… read more

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Tobacco

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Tobacco (Semaa) is a sacred medicine to the Anishnaabe people. But when tobacco is abused in ways such as smoking cigarettes or cigars or chewing tobacco, it causes serious illness and disease, even death. Smoking is the number one cause… read more

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Ways to maintain your healthy heart

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“Unhealthy Diet” February is American Heart Month. Diets high in saturated fats, trans fat, and cholesterol have been linked to heart disease and related conditions, such as atherosclerosis. Too much sodium in your diet can also raise your blood pressure… read more

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Sault Tribe health educator begins journey to inspire tobacco-free youth in the U.P.

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Colin Welker one of 30 national activism fellows appointed by Truth Initiative from more than 750 applicants   SAULT STE. MARIE, Michigan (Jan. 5, 2016) – A Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Community Health educator is leading efforts to… read more

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January 2016: Eating Healthy & Non-Smoking

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Download PDF here.  … read more

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Celebrate Freedom From Smoking in the New Year

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                    Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties, is offering an evidence-based smoking cessation program FREE to the public beginning in January. Freedom From Smoking is a 7 week, 8 session group… read more

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Mayo Specialist Visits Sault Tribe To Address Growing Nicotine Addiction

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