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Seneca Nation to investigate brand of cigarettes


The Seneca Nation of New York will investigate a brand of cigarettes with potential health risks, President Barry E. Snyder Sr. said.

Snyder responded to a Buffalo News story that said the Seneca Cigarettes contained potentially high levels of two chemicals. The brand also does not appear to meet state safety standards.

"The Seneca Nation is committed to doing what is right for our people, businesses and customers. Therefore, we also plan to reach out to national health experts at Roswell Park Cancer Institute to understand more fully the challenges this situation poses to our people and their independent retail outlets," Snyder said in a statement to the paper.

The brand is owned by a former tribal council member and manufactured on a reserve in Ontario, Canada. It is one of the best-selling Indian-owned cigarette products.

Get the Story:
Snyder vows probe of Seneca cigarettes (The Buffalo News 3/10)

Earlier Story:
Indian-made cigarettes seen as cheap, toxic and tax-free (The Buffalo News 3/8)