Trashing tobacco focus of rally

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Vice President Rex Lee Jim and First Lady Martha Shelly gather with community members to rally against the use of tobacco.

Submitted Photo<br> Vice President Rex Lee Jim and First Lady Martha Shelly gather with community members to rally against the use of tobacco.

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - On May 31, Vice President Rex Lee Jim, First Lady Martha Shelly and a few health programs from the Division of Health kicked of the Navajo Nation Commercial Tobacco Free-Day Rally. A free hot dog lunch was exchanged for 'Trashing your Commercial Tobacco.'

Throughout the afternoon, over a 150 people stopped by to toss their tobacco and learn more about the health hazards of commercial tobacco, including New Mexico Sen. John Pinto and Dr. Patricia Nez Henderson, who is vice president of the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health and a member of TEAM Navajo. TEAM Navajo members, a group of health advocates working to pass tobacco-free policy on the Navajo Nation, were also in attendance to support President Ben Shelly's commercial tobacco free proclamation and rally.

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