Newsletter Feature - WA
Update on our efforts to raise the tobacco sale age - only one more vote!
I am excited to share with you that on Thursday March 22nd, legislation to raise the tobacco and e-cigarette sales age to 21, passed out of its final committee by a vote of 13-7! It has already passed in the House of Representatives by a margin of 66-30. We have just one last vote – the full Senate.
I want to thank you for your years of support on this issue. After 4 years it looks like we might just pass this important legislation. If you have attended a lobby day or emailed your legislator in support thank you, we couldn’t have gotten this far without your help.
Research tells us, 2,100 Washington youth become new regular daily smokers each year, and that 95% of smokers start by the age of 21. Plus with the recent reports telling us that youth are using e-cigarettes at alarming rates this bill is a huge opportunity to keep tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, out of high schools and protect kids from the dangers of tobacco use.
With your help, and I'll admit my fingers crossed, we will protect the next generation from these dangerous products!
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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
The following story was originally posted on the American Heart Association News site on July 2, 2018.
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?
Advocate Spotlight: Stacy Johnson
I often tell people that my father died of smoking.
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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.
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.
Be Healthy for Good
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Donating data for good
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