Native American Tribes and Smoking
April 14, 2006 12:28 PM Subscribe
Is there evidence of Native American tribes suffering health effects from smoking tobacco?
posted by magodesky to health & fitness (16 answers total)
I was talking with some of my buddies about the effects of smoking, and one of them suggested that it was largely cultural (i.e. people in our society are more stressed out, and that makes them smoke more). Anyway, as supporting evidence, he said that there is no evidence of Native Americans suffering any of the health effects of smoking like lung cancer prior to being absorbed by western civilization. That didn't sound quite right to me. Does anyone know if this is true, or at least where I could find more information about it?