Quitting commercial tobacco is hard. We know commercial tobacco companies have targeted American Indian Tribes and communities in unique — and often more challenging — ways. We understand you face unique challenges with commercial tobacco and when choosing to quit. We have proven quit strategies to help you succeed. Our Coaches are trained to work with American Indians who are also part of other communities.
Women Who Are Pregnant and New Moms
Quitting smoking is one of the best ways you can protect your health and the health of your baby. Smoking can make it more difficult to get pregnant, it can cause complications during pregnancy, and it poses serious health risks for your baby once they are born. Our Coaches will help you learn the important facts and support you during your pregnancy and even after the baby is born.
If you are pregnant and want to quit commercial tobacco, you can sign up for free support to quit and stay quit for good. In the AICTP Pregnancy and Postpartum Program, you get up to ten calls with a specially trained Coach to help you quit and four more calls after you give birth to keep you on track. You may be eligible for gift cards after each call to help with pregnancy and new baby expenses.
Commercial tobacco use among LGBTQ2S+ people is higher than the general population. This is due to many factors, including targeted marketing. The AICTP is here to support you in overcoming the challenges you personally face in living a commercial tobacco free.
Teens who start using commercial tobacco are more likely to develop a lifetime addiction. Vaping among youth ages 12-17 years-old has become an epidemic. Vaping, vaping devices and e-cigarettes are forms of commercial tobacco that can harm your health. National Jewish Health and the American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program (AICTP) can help teens quit commercial tobacco, including vaping.
People with Behavioral Health Concerns
Facing a behavioral health concern can make your decision to quit commercial tobacco even more challenging. At the AICTP, we understand how behavioral health concerns and commercial tobacco use go together. We’ve helped hundreds of people who have behavioral health concerns quit commercial tobacco, and we can help you with your personal challenges.
African Americans are more likely to smoke menthol cigarettes than other populations, in part due to targeted marketing. And, research shows menthol cigarettes may be even more addicting than other commercial tobacco products.
Tobacco use is higher in certain Asian American sub-groups than in others — some Asian American cultures view commercial tobacco use as a normal part of social life. But tobacco use ranks as the number one cause of preventable disease, disability and death among Asian Americans.
Commercial tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable disease, disability and death among Hispanics/Latinos. Rates of commercial tobacco use and type of commercial tobacco product vary across Hispanic/Latino sub-groups. For example, Puerto Ricans may have higher rates of smoking than other Latino sub-groups.