Impacts on First Nations

Below you will find specific links that speak to the impacts of smoking (economic, health, social) within First Nation communities - with a specific focus in Ontario, but inclusive of all Indigenous peoples.

Health Canada

Tobacco-related illnesses and diseases are urgent issues in First Nations and Inuit communities, where smoking rates are more than double the rate for the rest of Canada.

www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/substan/tobac-tabac/index-eng.php

Physicians For a Smoke Free Canada

(Working) ‘Towards Effective Tobacco Control in First Nations and Inuit Communities’ report gives a look into Tobacco use within Aboriginal populations. The report takes a look back at cultural norms of the past, the abuses of present day as well as information about tax agreements, framework of tobacco control and innovative approaches within Aboriginal communities.

www.smoke-free.ca/pdf_1/Effective%20tobacco%20control%203.pdf