Informative 8-page booklet addresses the traditional, ceremonial use of tobacco in some American Indian tribes, but notes that using commercial tobacco is an abuse of a plant meant for sacred use only. The booklet warns that the use of commercial tobacco can harm both the smoker and non-smokers exposed to secondhand smoke. Encourages American Indians to respect traditional uses of tobacco and protect their families and communities from the harm of secondhand tobacco smoke. Includes the California Smokers’ Helpline contact information.
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