Newsletter Feature - UT
Utah 2020 Legislative Session Update
At the beginning of the 2020 legislative session, we shared with lawmakers and our volunteers the American Heart Association’s six key priorities to addressing the youth vaping epidemic. Those priorities did not change, and we have included them below as a reminder:
- Tax e-cigarettes and vaping products to ensure they are treated like all other tobacco products.
- Bring Utah’s Tobacco 21 laws into conformity with the new Federal Law
- Remove all characterizing flavors from the marketplace for all tobacco products; including e-cigarettes, traditional cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, hookah, smokeless and others.
- Remove current restrictions in state code so local communities can find their own solutions to keep tobacco away from kids.
- Enhance current definitions in state code for smoking, e-cigarettes, Retail Tobacco Specialty Stores, and more.
- Strengthen current restrictions on internet sales of tobacco products and assign enforcement.
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:
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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Fighting Back Against Big Tobacco
Some familiar proposals are popping up in Congress once again that would weaken the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to effectively regulate tobacco products, and they are bad news for public health.