Tobacco (Semaa) is a sacred medicine to the Anishnaabe people. But when tobacco is abused in ways such as smoking cigarettes or cigars or chewing tobacco, it causes serious illness and disease, even death. Smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States, and Native Americans have the highest prevalence of tobacco use among all major racial/ethnic groups. Start here to find out what resources are available to help you or a loved one quit using commercial tobacco and get more information on how to protect your loved ones from the dangers of secondhand and thirdhand smoke.
The Sault Tribe Nicotine Dependence Program offers comprehensive support to Sault Tribe Members and other eligible patients to stop using commercial tobacco products. The program helps to develop an individualized plan including counseling, support, and access to tobacco cessation medications throughout the Sault Tribe's service area. Click here for complete program information; or explore the menu along the left side of the page for more information and resources.