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Health on the Ballot in Austin

We know that in order to end cardiovascular disease and stroke, we need to improve health from every angle. One way to improve heart health is to make sure everyone in a community has good sidewalks, bike lanes and open space to get exercise. This summer, we were watching the Austin bond process to make sure there's funding for active transportation. 

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We're Working to Improve Safety in Denver

Earlier this month, the American Heart Association joined our coalition partners in the Denver Streets Partnership for a press conference to ask Mayor Michael Hancock and members of the Denver city council for $40 million per year for sidewalks, bike lanes, safe crossings and other safety measures. 

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100 Smoke-free Cities!

We are celebrating a big milestone: 100 cities all across Texas have passed comprehensive Smoke-Free ordinances, protecting 15.2 million Texans from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke! Without the leadership of these cities, our partner organizations, and - most importantly - volunteers and advocates like you, this achievement would not have been possible. 

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Electronic Cigarettes Added to Rhode Island Smokefree Law

A new law recently signed by Governor Gina Raimondo prohibits electronic cigarette use in most indoor workplaces and public places.

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Rhode Island Legislative Session Concludes

American Heart Association celebrates success and reflects on challenges of 2018 Legislative Session.

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Granite Advantage Health Program

The AHA continues the fight for heart and stroke health benefits.

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Dover City Council increases age to sell tobacco to 21

Youth in Dover NH succeed in passing local Tobacco 21 policy.

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Study Shows Vaping Helps Just 10 Percent Of Smokers Quit

The majority of smokers who use e-cigs to quit are still smoking after a year.

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Budget Finally Passes with Good News on Tobacco

Vermont's Tobacco Control Program will Get a Big Bump.

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CT Obesity Rates Continue To Rise

30% Of CT Kids Ages 10 to 17 Are Obese Or Overweight.

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