Newsletter Feature - UT
Tips for talking to kids about e-cigarettes/vaping
This past month we’ve had a chance to sit down with students, parents, teachers, school administrators, physicians, and lawmakers to talk about the current youth vaping epidemic. It is heart-breaking to hear them describe situations like trying to help a 12-year-old break free from nicotine addiction. It is infuriating to see how these devices, with their appealing flavors and “harmless” marketing are doing exactly as they intended: creating a new generation of nicotine addicts.
As a parent of a middle-school aged child I have taken the time to sit down and discuss with her the concerns I have with vaping and get a chance to listen to her talk about what she is seeing, and answer questions she has. As much of an “expert” as I like to think I am, I still struggled with certain things and wanted to share a few resources with you to help aid your discussions that you’ll have with your kids, grandkids, siblings, or peers.
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Advocacy Avengers Assemble – FAST!!!
While the remnants of Marvel’s Avengers will be assembling this week to take on the greatest threat to their Universe, our Advocacy Avengers know that the greatest threat to mankind isn’t an intergalactic alien but Heart Disease and Stroke – the #1 and #2 causes of death in the WORLD!!!
FDA moves to restrict sales of electronic cigarettes, but more can be done
Proposal to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars is historic and long overdue.
Health is on the Ballot
On your ballot there are several critical items that call for your vote, but did you know that health is one of them?
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Summer Advocacy Tips
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:
Advocate Spotlight: Stacy Johnson
I often tell people that my father died of smoking.
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Oct. 29th is World Stroke Day
Although about one in four stroke survivors is at risk for another stroke, up to 80% of second clot-related (ischemic) strokes may be preventable.
Recent stroke? Now there's help with rehab decisions.
Rehabilitation is the key to stroke recovery. That's why it's important for stroke survivors and their loved ones to make informed decisions about rehab facilities and programs.
Sharing from the heart changes people’s lives, including your own
If you're one of the 43 million Americans who are affected by heart disease, it's time for a chat. Patient to patient. Caregiver to caregiver. All across the nation.
Be Healthy for Good
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