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Native Americans

Using commercial tobacco products has stifled our traditions, and we should clear the smoke. Honor our people. Honor our story. Honor our future.


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.

Why Quit?


Take a deep dive into everything you need to know about the harmful effects of tobacco use, why you should quit the habit and more.

SD Quitline

People who use a Quit Coach are 2x more likely to quit and stay QUIT!

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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