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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.”
Click here to read the latest expose on Tobacco Control in Hawai`i: Progress in Paradise
by Dr. Stan Glanz