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.

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.