A blueprint for tobacco control in indigenous communities
American Indians use commercial tobacco more than any other racial or ethnic group in the U.S. While American Indian/Alaska Native communities have a rich history of traditional tobacco practices, they have also been hit hard by the commercial tobacco industry.
The report, “In a Good Way: Indigenous Commercial Tobacco Control Practices,” examines the role of tobacco in tribal communities and serves as a resource for those working to lower commercial tobacco use rates. Published by ClearWay Minnesota, Truth Initiative® and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the report highlights tribally-based strategies developed through a decade of work with two programs: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s formerly funded Tribal Support Centers and the ClearWay Minnesota’s Tribal Tobacco Education and Policy grant initiatives.