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Navajo Nation chapter backs ban on smoking in public places





A Navajo Nation community in New Mexico is the first on the reservation to ban smoking in public places.

Members of Crownpoint Chapter voted to outlaw smoking in all public places. The resolution includes an exception for traditional uses of tobacco.

"I'm very glad Crownpoint Chapter is initiating this effort to say no smoking in public," President Rita Capitan told The Farmington Daily Times.

The Navajo Nation Council passed a bill to outlaw smoking in public places, except at tribal gaming facilities. President Ben Shelly, however, vetoed it.

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Members of Crownpoint Chapter ban smoking in public places (The Farmington Daily Times 5/28)