Smoking Habits of Treaty 8 Youth
In spring 2004, a survey of smoking habits was distributed by the Tobacco Strategy for Treaty 8 to over 200 students in attendance at a gathering of Alberta Treaty youth. The survey was commissioned by the First Nations and Inuit Tobacco Control Strategy. The team leading this initiative approached Alberta ACADRE Network to help analyse the survey data. An undergraduate student completed the data analysis and a report was submitted to First Nations and Inuit Tobacco Control Strategy. The analysis report and presentation materials were prepared collaboratively and were presented to the Alberta Regional Tobacco Advisory Circle in June 2004. The survey outcomes and analysis will inform Treaty 8 Chief and Council about youth smoking habits and will guide First Nations and Inuit Tobacco Control Strategy in developing responsive prevention strategies for Treaty 8 youth.