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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe: the First Reservation in South Dakota to Become Smoke-free in All Indoor Public Places

The 2015 Smoke-Free Air Act was passed by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in April 2015. It took effect for all businesses and individuals on the Cheyenne River Reservation on May 1, 2015. It prohibits smoking and e-cigarettes in all enclosed public buildings including restaurants, bars and the bingo hall. The ban also prohibits smoking within 50 feet of entrances to public buildings.Read more

Commercial Tobacco Policy Promotes Health in Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation Parks

The Cheyenne River Housing Authority enacted a policy to ban commercial tobacco products including smokeless tobacco from the 24 Project Play playground sites across the Cheyenne River Reservation.Read more

Dentists Who Make House Calls

The Department of Health supported the Delta Dental mobile dental van program. The program began in 2004 with one mobile dental van but expanded to 2 when it became obvious the need for dental care was so extensive. The program serves patients statewide including under-served American Indians in 26 reservation communities.

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