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How the tobacco industry targets native youth
The tobacco industry makes and advertises candy flavored products to try to hook youth. Young people who begin to smoke commercial tobacco under the age of 18, are often addicted for life. Want to learn more about how the industry targets tribal youth? Check back soon to find an assessment report of commercial tobacco and alcohol advertising, marketing and promotion in convenience stores, grocery stores, gas stations and other retail locations in your tribal service area that are visited by Native youth regularly.
Protect our children, youth and future generations.
The commercial tobacco industry pushes a dangerous product that addicts Native peoples and harms tribes and communities. Nicotine causes addiction, a disease that needs serious treatment.
This industry steals cultural imagery and misrepresents tribal nations’ sacred traditions to sell their products. Because Tribal Nations are not directly impacted by state and local smokefree laws and other tobacco control measures, the commercial tobacco industry has identified sovereign communities as untapped and unprotected opportunities to maximize their profits.
As a result, more tribal people use commercial tobacco compared to other groups in the United States. This is modern colonialism and genocide of Native peoples.