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President Shelly Receives 2011 Smoke Free Gaming Award (PDF) 

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Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly today accepted a 2011 National Smokefree Gaming Award from health and legal experts pushing for smoke free casinos nationwide. He received the award for advocating to ban smoking in public places on the Navajo Nation.

“I am currently working on drafting smoke free legislation and will present it to the Navajo Nation Council,” President Shelly told the attendees. “We have many hurdles to go through and my job is to take care of the health of our people.”

Cynthia Hallett, National Smokefree Gaming Symposium organizer and Executive Director of the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation presented President Shelly with the award.

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