HONOR OUR HEALTH
It is said that our spirits are free because we are of the land—that our connection to the Earth, and to each other, is our power. More than half of Lakota, Nakota and Dakota people use commercial tobacco. These poisons can make us sick and harm our way of life. Together, we can overcome the addiction.
Commercial tobacco harms our traditions, but traditional "tobacco" use isn't harmful.
Commercial tobacco targets our communities and especially reservations.
Access tribal tobacco toolkits and more tobacco control resources.
Protect yourself and your new baby from the harmful effects of tobacco use during and after pregnancy.
Vaping is detrimental to the health of those who vape, people around them and the planet.
Quitting will not be easy, but it will be worth it. Here are some things to consider if you're thinking about quitting.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
We respectfully acknowledge the variations in Lakota and Dakota traditions related to sacred tobacco. This site contains stories and references from tribal members statewide. We encourage you to share with us and to reach out to leaders in your community to join the conversation.
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