Newsletter Feature - AL
Alabama Anticipates Tobacco 21 Bill
We do everything we can to protect our loved ones, especially children, from the harms of tobacco and nicotine. But unfortunately, we know many kids face real pressure to pick up this deadly habit.
The American Heart Association believes the “tobacco endgame” of eliminating tobacco use and nicotine addiction in the U.S. is within sight - but first we need to minimize the use of all combustible tobacco products, such as traditional cigarettes and cigars, and ensure e-cigarettes and other newer products do not addict a new generation to nicotine.
Right now in Alabama, the Campaign for Tobacco Free reports that:
- 25% of high school students use e-cigarettes;
- 15.5% of male high school students smoke cigars;
- 2,200 kids under 18 become new daily smokers each year; and
- 108,000 kids under 18 and live now in Alabama will ultimately die prematurely from smoking.
Save Your Spot: April Advocacy Chat
We enjoy speaking with You're the Cure advocates every month on our 30-minute East Region Advocacy Chats. Save your spot now for our next call on Tuesday, April 30th at 11:30 a.m. EST / 10:30 a.m. CST.
Save Your Spot for March's Advocacy Chat
We're already preparing for our next monthly 30-minute advocacy chat on Monday, March 25th at 11:30 a.m. EST. On this call, we will share which policies are gaining traction in the eastern reason and ways you can help.
FDA Takes Action to Limit E-Cig Sales
Thanks to the efforts of advocates like you, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is listening to us and wants to limit the sale and access to certain flavored tobacco products like e-cigarettes.
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AHA's New Brand
For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives.
Meet the AHA's new president
Advocacy Tips for Summer
Summer is the season for the beach, backyard picnics, and pool parties. But it's also the time to make a real difference in your community and improve your advocacy skills. Here are five easy things you can do this summer to be an even more powerful advocate:
American Stroke Month 2018
Did you know that stroke is a leading cause of death and preventable disability with 7 million American adults having had a stroke? Or that someone has a stroke every 40 seconds?
AHA Support Network
You’re not alone. Make our social support network your home.
We're thankful for you!
As AHA Advocacy staff, we get to work alongside the most remarkable volunteers- like YOU! We get to see lives improved and lives saved as a result of the work we’ve done together, and for that, we're grateful.