Your Journey to Quit Commercial Tobacco Starts Here
RESISTANCE | “Not smoking shows resilience, because so many people around you are.“ - Feliciana Conner, Warm Springs, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Call the Native Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) and press 7
Why quit?
Quitting protects your family and community, saves you money and sets a positive example for youth. Even if you’ve tried before, you can quit with help from the Native Quit Line.
You don’t have to quit alone
When you are ready to quit, talk to a trained coach who works with Native peoples. This is a free service that draws on Indigenous values and provides resources, coaching and support to help you quit.
Prevent Commercial tobacco use
To protect everyone’s health and help people quit, tribal communities in Oregon are working together and partnering with neighbors to create communities free of commercial tobacco.

Find stories and inspiration from members of Oregon’s tribal communities.

Frequently asked questions

Want to learn more about this free service especially designed for Native peoples?

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Native American Youth

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.

Native American Man

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.

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