American Indian and Alaska Native People
Keepers of Wisdom To
Help Your Heart!
Strength, wisdom, and good health are American Indian birthrights. Our elders taught us many healthy ways that were practiced for many generations. Over time, some healthy traditions have been traded for unhealthy ways that increase the chances of getting some diseases.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American Indians and Alaska Natives today. We can do something to prevent heart disease. One way to keep healthy is not to misuse tobacco.
Tobacco honors life
Harmful effects of tobacco
If you are not smoking cigarettes, chewing, or dipping tobacco, don't start. If you are--QUIT! Go to your local clinic for tips on how to quit smoking, chewing, or dipping tobacco.
Quitting smoking, dipping, or chewing tobacco is the best thing you can do for your family and yourself. Help clean the air so Mother Earth can breathe.
Indian Health Service