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Welcome to Native HABIT
Hawaiians Against Big Industry Tobacco

For Native Hawaiians, tobacco use is a social justice issue and a resistance movement.

The tobacco industry methodically targets Native Hawaiians, women and youth using Hawaiian words, images and cultural symbols, which unfortunately work.


R. Kekuni Blaisdell, MD

Dr. Kekuni Blaisdell’s message that "It's Anti-Hawaiian to Smoke” reminds us that using tobacco was not a traditional Hawaiian practice and alerts us to the fact that we have adopted harmful Western ways that contribute to our poor health status.

E maka`ala: "Smoking is NOT a Hawaiian Tradition. `A`ole e puhi paka.”