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Study: Higher Tobacco Use for American Indian Students
Reuters ^ | 11/6/03

Posted on 11/07/2003 8:03:37 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection

ATLANTA (Reuters) - High schoolers at American Indian schools have higher rates of smoking and drug use than other U.S. students, underscoring a need for more health education and counseling programs in their communities, federal health officials said on Thursday.

A U.S. study conducted in 2001 found that 88 percent of high-school pupils at schools funded by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs have smoked, compared with 64 percent of high schoolers nationwide.

The study, published by the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was based on surveys of 5,654 high-school students at schools that are primarily located on Indian reservations.

Alcohol use was reported by 81 percent of the American Indian students, up slightly from 78 percent of ninth- to 12-graders nationwide.

About 77 percent of the American Indian students said they had used marijuana, compared with 42 percent of high-school students nationwide. The cocaine usage rate was 21 percent for Indian students, compared with 9 percent for high schoolers nationwide.

"It is alarming," lead author Lana Shaughnessy of the Bureau of Indian Affairs said of the report's findings. She said higher levels of poverty and social isolation could explain the increased alcohol and drug usage among American Indian students.

Shaughnessy added that the study shows a need to implement drug and alcohol prevention programs at an early age.

"If students are using alcohol (and other substances) at such high percentages by the time they are in ninth grade, we need to look at what's going on in third and fourth grade," she said.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americanindian; pufflist; tobacco
I wonder what this study cost us?
1 posted on 11/07/2003 8:03:38 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection; SheLion; Max McGarrity
And read, "more education" as "more funding," to protect these helpless kids stay away from tobacco...
2 posted on 11/07/2003 8:05:14 AM PST by Judith Anne (Send a message to the Democrat traitors--ROCKEFELLER MUST RESIGN!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Really! I thought tobacco use among American Indians would be 100%!
3 posted on 11/07/2003 8:25:14 AM PST by conserv13
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection; *puff_list; Just another Joe; Great Dane; Max McGarrity; Madame Dufarge; ...
For HEAVEN'S sake! They must be p*ssed off because the Indians are selling tax free cigarettes. Boy or boy..........they just can't let anyone rest, can they?

They would probably rather see the Indian children on Estacy or Oxycontin or speed. What a bunch of jerks!

4 posted on 11/07/2003 9:03:37 AM PST by SheLion (Curiosity killed the cat BUT satisfaction brought her back!!!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection; Chad Fairbanks
Yep! They are going after the American Indians now.............they must have SOMETHING in their crawl! The pukes!
5 posted on 11/07/2003 9:04:38 AM PST by SheLion (Curiosity killed the cat BUT satisfaction brought her back!!!)
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To: Judith Anne
And read, "more education" as "more funding," to protect these helpless kids stay away from tobacco...?

This is a bunch of BS. Now they are singling out the American Indians? This is really getting way over the top.

You can't tell me that this isn't politically motivated! Someone has it IN for the Indians in American. You can COUNT on it!

6 posted on 11/07/2003 9:06:45 AM PST by SheLion (Curiosity killed the cat BUT satisfaction brought her back!!!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
The Indians have done so well under our benevolent governments guidance. (/sarcasm)

This is one of the main resons I was gung-ho for the Indian casino that just got shot down in our recent Maine election.

Financial independance would be a real gift for these folks.

7 posted on 11/07/2003 9:14:20 AM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
A U.S. study conducted in 2001 found that 88 percent of high-school pupils at schools funded by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs

The key phrase is in bold. You think public schools are bad, they are pikers compared to BIA-run schools...

8 posted on 11/07/2003 9:18:41 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (The Truth is to see The Gift)
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To: conserv13
and why, exactly, would you think that?
9 posted on 11/07/2003 9:19:26 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (The Truth is to see The Gift)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Uh, aren't the Indians the ones who introduced the White man to tobacco and weed? Can't they say this is part of their religious ceremonies?
10 posted on 11/07/2003 9:19:39 AM PST by sharkhawk (I want to go to St. Somewhere)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I'm Irish, Cherokee, and English. I can't stop drinking, smoke too much, and have bad teeth.
11 posted on 11/07/2003 9:19:57 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Living fast is fine as long as you steer well and have good brakes.)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Sorry, I guess it was a bad joke. You know, peace pipes?
12 posted on 11/07/2003 9:24:03 AM PST by conserv13
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To: sharkhawk
It was commonly used for ceremonial and medicinal purposes, though normally it wasn't straight tobacco - tobacco was but one ingredient...

Of course, once we mentioned that (the medicinal part), the europeans took it a lot farther and began activily cultivating and selling it... by 1760, P. Lorillard had established his company and is now the oldest tobacco company around.

We didn't use it day in and day out - not like it's used today...
13 posted on 11/07/2003 9:26:27 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (The Truth is to see The Gift)
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To: conserv13
OK, just asking. Although, again, Tobacco was not always the main ingredient in the peace pipe mixture. Often, tobacco was not even used at all, more often it was a mixture of other plants and tree barks ;0)

SOmetimes it was used, yes, but not always.
14 posted on 11/07/2003 9:28:28 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (The Truth is to see The Gift)
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To: SheLion
Psssst... just dont' tell anyone that the TObacco plant is in the same family as Potatoes and Pepper, or we'll never hear the end of it!
15 posted on 11/07/2003 9:32:26 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (The Truth is to see The Gift)
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To: Flurry
I'm Irish, Cherokee, and English. I can't stop drinking, smoke too much, and have bad teeth.

Hang in there and remember to write your congressman. Maybe he can get the Help Fix Flurry Act of 2003 passed!

"We're from the government and we're here to help you."

:^)

16 posted on 11/07/2003 9:38:57 AM PST by DumpsterDiver
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To: DumpsterDiver
But I like drinking and smoking too much and I don't really have bad teeth. Maybe I'll just fleece the gummit.
17 posted on 11/07/2003 9:42:59 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Living fast is fine as long as you steer well and have good brakes.)
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To: Flurry
Maybe I'll just fleece the gummit.

Atta boy, now you're catchin' on.

18 posted on 11/07/2003 9:46:32 AM PST by DumpsterDiver
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I wonder what this study cost us? And who did the study....... a Glantz kind of person no doubt.
19 posted on 11/07/2003 10:00:33 AM PST by Great Dane (You can smoke just about everywhere in Denmark.)
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To: DumpsterDiver
But wouldn't I be in turn fleecing myself or just gettin my piece of the pie.
20 posted on 11/07/2003 10:01:00 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Living fast is fine as long as you steer well and have good brakes.)
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To: Flurry
But wouldn't I be in turn fleecing myself or just gettin my piece of the pie.

You're a tough nut to crack, Flurry. Apparently, you haven't spent enough time researching the joys of government give-aways. As a good "team player" you must always think of it as getting your well deserved piece of the pie; a piece that you are entitled to.

Don't make me send you back to the education camp, young man!

21 posted on 11/07/2003 10:34:12 AM PST by DumpsterDiver
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
This is wierd. I live in SW Colorado and know quite a few American Indians, both young and older, and NONE of them smoke that I am aware of. Go figure.

FMCDH

22 posted on 11/07/2003 10:35:03 AM PST by nothingnew (The pendulum is swinging and the Rats are in the pit!)
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To: DumpsterDiver
Sorry DD. I keep reverting to that hard work ethic personal responsibilty thing. The indoctrination is taking but it is slow. I better put the earphones back on : )
23 posted on 11/07/2003 10:41:05 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Living fast is fine as long as you steer well and have good brakes.)
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To: Flurry
I keep reverting to that hard work ethic personal responsibilty thing.

KNOCK IT OFF!

I better put the earphones back on :)

Where's the theme from the Twilight Zone when you need it, eh?

24 posted on 11/07/2003 10:47:18 AM PST by DumpsterDiver
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To: DumpsterDiver
Look where I was last week.

Solar Flare

We best be careful til this thing,
Has run it’s natural course.
My tinfoil hat could not withstand,
The power of this force.
It bombed my brain just like a nuke,
The functioning was gone.
I thought I was a Liberal,
I felt so all alone.
But praise the Lord it went away,
And I am back to normal.
Those solar flares can sure do harm,
Your brain will be a doornail.
So please be careful when you’re out,
I’ll tell where I’m at.
Until this solar storm is gone,
I’ll wear a double hat.

Flurry 10/31/03
25 posted on 11/07/2003 10:54:25 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Living fast is fine as long as you steer well and have good brakes.)
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To: Flurry
We best be careful til this thing,
Has run it's natural course.
My tinfoil hat could not withstand,
The power of this force.

Flurry 10/31/03

Beware of Halloween. It's an evil, evil day. Even more evil than Big Tobacco.

26 posted on 11/07/2003 11:17:03 AM PST by DumpsterDiver
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To: DumpsterDiver
And my paranoid day.

Black Ops

I’ve seen the helicopters,
Lurking in the night.
I know that they are watching,
Hey what gives them the right?
To snoop on me and snoop on you,
I’m sure they’re shooting film.
Recording every word we say,
The future’s looking dim.
I think next time I hear them,
And I hope that it’s soon.
I’m dropping trou and bending,
I’m giving them the moon.

Flurry 10/31/03
27 posted on 11/07/2003 11:27:23 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Living fast is fine as long as you steer well and have good brakes.)
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To: Flurry
I like your poems, Flurry. If you ever need inspiration to feed your paranoia, check out Nancy Luft.
28 posted on 11/07/2003 11:34:55 AM PST by DumpsterDiver
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To: DumpsterDiver
Whew.. She needs a triple foil suit... How this?

Sick and Tired

I’m sick of being sick and tired,
Yes something has to give.
It could not be my lifestyle,
You know the way I live.
So if I say, “I’m sick and tired”,
Please take it with a grain.
I’m really only sick and tired,
Of folks without a brain.
The democrats, the lib’ral press,
The folks in Hollywood.
They really want to wreck this land,
These folks aren’t up to good.
Don’t vote for dems, they mean you harm,
Don’t buy the New York Times.
Don’t go to see the movie show,
Please don’t support these slimes.
You see they need your money to,
Continue their crusade.
Let’s cut them off and then we’ll see,
The idiot’s parade.
They’ll whine and squeal that we aren’t fair,
That we have censored speech.
No, they can say what they will say,
But they aren’t out of reach.
The reach of Free America,
To say enough’s, enough.
They’ll find that down here on the ground,
Life can sure be tough.

Flurry 11/4/3
29 posted on 11/07/2003 11:46:44 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Living fast is fine as long as you steer well and have good brakes.)
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To: metesky
This is one of the main reasons I was gung-ho for the Indian casino that just got shot down in our recent Maine election.

I am so glad you brought that up. Since you claim to be a Republican, how is it that you can favor preferential treatment of one ethnic group over another? I didn't think Republicans stood for that, or even quotas. If you favor one race over another, you can't be a Republican.

Having said that, I am thrilled that the casino measure as it was written was defeated by a VERY significant margin. Those who are honest about the casino issue will welcome the opportunity for other races to contribute. Otherwise, their opposition is just noise, boring noise that should be deleted.

30 posted on 11/07/2003 5:51:05 PM PST by MrsEmmaPeel
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