Native Cigarettes

Native Cigarettes

If you’re a smoker and are searching for a more affordable, high-quality option to traditional cigarettes, Native Cigarettes may be worth considering. They use premium tobacco and don’t include any additives that can be harmful to your health. Additionally, they are free of taxes, which can save you a significant amount of money.

Much of the public and police attention focused this time on a new wave of contraband tobacco is coming from the Kahnawake Mohawk reserve, a place where manufacturers churn out millions of cigarettes that are sold in myriad smoke shops, then secreted back into Canada, tax free, across the border-straddling Akwesasne Reserve near Cornwall. This is a reworking of the cigarette-smuggling phenomenon that ravaged the Canadian economy in the 1990s.Source

Past studies have reported that commercial tobacco marketing is particularly effective among American Indian/Alaska Native people, who experience the highest rates of any tobacco use and cigarette smoking in the United States. Smoking is the leading cause of death for American Indian/Alaska Native adults, with cigarette smoking contributing to cardiovascular disease and lung cancer.

Embrace Authenticity: Understanding the Appeal of Native Cigarettes

A recent study by Epperson and Prochaska examined perceptions of the Natural American Spirit (NAS) brand of cigarettes among American Indian adults, finding that 65% believed that NAS was owned by their tribal communities and/or grown on tribal lands—both of which are false. Furthermore, they found that a small but significant number of participants identified NAS with demeaning and offensive stereotypes and perceived that its packaging misappropriated indigenous culture. Including cultural cues in messaging about commercial tobacco and its prevention can be important to help reduce the prevalence of cigarette smoking among American Indian/Alaska Native populations.