SNTEPP – The Southwest Navajo Tobacco Education Prevention Project
Recently while on a trip through Arizona, I discovered a great resource for kids and teens of the navajo decent. The project is SNTEPP which stands for Southwest Navajo Tobacco Education Prevention Program and is funded by the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health.
The BHCAIH states the mission of SNTEPP:
“The Southwest Navajo Tobacco Education Prevention Project’s primary goal is to improve the health of Navajo people living on the Navajo Nation with a primary focus on children through commercial tobacco prevention, cessation, and policies, while respecting traditional practices and ceremonies associated with tobacco use.”
The program involves educating the young about smoking, training and prevention initiatives.
This is a great program that you can follow on Facebook
or visit the BHCAIH website at