GUEST BLOG: “How Can Something That Tastes So Good, Be Bad For Me?”
Hi everyone, Hannah here! This month, I wanted to chat with you about something we are all seeing in the headlines – vaping and teens. Specifically, vape “juice” flavors (funny how the industry refers to the chemicals they use to create these flavors as “juice” – makes it sound like it’s healthy doesn’t it?) and how they are used to attract teens to e-cigarettes.
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Help Us Create a Smokefree Idaho
In Idaho, smoking rates have remained relatively stable for the last few years, until 2016, when we saw an increase in the number of adults identifying as current smokers over previous years. Currently, 14.5% of Idaho adults smoke traditional tobacco cigarettes, but with the growing availability and diversity of electronic cigarette and vaping devices, we have already seen an increase in teen use and expect this will be reflected in the adult population as well.
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AHA's Leadership in Advocacy Award goes to Richard Veilleux
Well deserved award for phenomenal AHA volunteer, Richard Veilleux.
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Meet New AHA Advocate Geralyn Laut
Trained as a health educator and certified as both a prevention professional and a tobacco treatment specialist, it is not surprising that much of my work over the years has leaned heavily on the age-old adage ... "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".
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We are inspired by you. Tell us your story.
AHA Maine is looking for stories. Will you share yours?
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Andy DeLoreto, Rhode Island
Andy recently testified at the State House on the American Heart Association's Tobacco 21 proposal.
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Dan Moran, An Advocate with Heart
An American Heart Association volunteer for more than fifteen years, Dan Moran knows a thing or two about advocacy.
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Meet Erin E. Herring
November 18, 1998 was the day Erin E. Herring started on her journey into the world of physicians, hospitals and fear; that was the day her son Gavin was born.
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Shelly Afthim, Survivor, Staff and Advocate
Meet Shelly Afthim, Southern Maine Heart Walk Director, Survivor and Fierce Advocate.
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