Today the NBATC recognizes National Indigenous Peoples Day. The prevalence of smoking among Indigenous peoples is approximately 2 to 5 times higher than among non-Indigenous Canadians. In New Brunswick, almost twice as many Indigenous youth (in grades 6 to 12) identify as daily smokers compared to non-Indigenous youth (9% versus 5%). Cessation resources for use of commercial tobacco products and not cessation of traditional or sacred tobacco used by some First Nations, Metis or Inuit people can be found by exploring NBATC’s Quit Smoking – Indigenous webpage.

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