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Enjoy Living Smoke Free. Take the Path to Heart Healthy Living
Your Choice for Change - Honoring the Gift of Heart Health for American Indians
Section Seven - Enjoy Living Smoke Free. Take the Path to Heart Healthy Living.
For thousands of years, traditional tobacco has had a sacred purpose for many American Indian tribes. It is used for prayer, to show respect, to heal, and to give spiritual protection. Tobacco was never meant to be abused. Sacred use of tobacco does not include the use of commercial tobacco products.
In this section we will be talking about commercial tobacco abuse. Commercial tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and chewing tobacco. This section focuses on cigarette smoking, because it is the most common way people use tobacco.
What Are the Harmful Effects of Cigarette Smoking?
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES