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Tell Us Why YOU Support Tobacco to 21!

We know that 95% of adults who smoke began before the age of 21. We also know most high school seniors will turn 18 before they graduate, and they are oftentimes the suppliers to younger students. Increasing the age of sale to 21 will help remove access to tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from the school environment and help stop the start. Tell us in a few words why YOU support Tobacco to 21!

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Registration for 2020 Ohio Advocacy Day is Now Open!

Mark your calendar and make plans to join us at the Ohio Statehouse on March 25th for our 2020 Ohio Advocacy Day! Register today!

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Tips on having difficult conversations.

With the holidays right around the corner, we know at some point we all will be faced with that one family member or friend bringing up tough subjects that might make you feel uncomfortable.

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Extra, Extra, Write About It.

Why are letters to the editor important and how to write one.

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Let's chat in early December

For many people, the month of December signifies a time to take a break from work and to spend time with loved ones. For the American Heart Association's Southeast Advocacy Team, it means getting ready for a busy several months full of legislative sessions, where we'll advocate for statewide policies that would build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

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Auburn takes bold action – prohibits e-cigarette and tobacco use in city parks!

After community members in Auburn voiced their concerns about taking their kids to local parks or going there to exercise because of exposure to second hand smoke and e-cigarette vapor the Auburn City Council has taken bold action and unanimously voted to prohibit e-cigarette/vaping and tobacco use in all city parks!

Community partners including the American Heart Association worked with the city’s Blue Ribbon Committee to craft the ordinance. At the public hearing eight people came out to testify in support of the ordinance including local retired surgeon Dr. Bruce Wadler. He spoke about the devastation that tobacco use has had on his patients as part of his testimony in support of the ordinance. 

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GUEST BLOG: Healthy Head, Healthy Heart

Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner? While the holidays often mean family, Christmas, and good cheer, this month I want to talk about something that’s also all too real during this season: depression.

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Help Implement Medicaid Expansion Now

Even though the voters of Nebraska approved Medicaid Expansion to help 90,000 Nebraskans in 2018, it still has not been implemented. Nebraska Health and Human Services is proposing a complicated and unnecessary waiver. This waiver not only will delay expansion until October 2020 but also institutes work requirements to gain benefits.

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Join us in Sioux Falls

We're hosting an Advocacy Summit in Sioux Falls next month on December 7th and would love to see you!

 Will you join us? 

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We Beat Big Tobacco in Colorado!

We did it! 

With the help and support of advocates like you, we took on Big Tobacco this November at the ballot box and WON!  This Tuesday, voters in Eagle County, Summit County, Pitkin County, Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Crested Butte, and Vail made their voices heard and passed ballot initiatives which will raise the tax on tobacco and nicotine products, including e-cigarettes.  And with over 33% of Colorado school children reporting using tobacco or nicotine products - 27% saying they used e-cigarettes - this victory could not come soon enough.  

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