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  • 21. Lifestyle Changes and Cholesterol The American Heart Association explains lifestyle changes to lower high cholesterol including eating a heart-healthy diet, regular physical activity and quitting smoking.
  • 22. Effects of Smoking: How Tobacco Use Affects the Cardiovascular System Brochure This brochure provides information on the dangers of smoking as well as the risks posed by secondary or environmental smoke. It covers effects on circulation, cholesterol, hardening of the arteries, and peripheral vascular disease. Additionally, it addresses concerns related to teen smoking, and smoking while taking birth-control pills.
  • 23. Smoking and Your Risk for Stroke Brochure This brochure details the effects smoking has on the cardiovascular system and specifically how cigarette, cigar, pipe, and side stream can increase the risk of stroke.
  • 24. Why Quit Smoking? Smoking is the most important preventable cause of premature death in the United States. The American Heart Association provides information on how cigarettes damage your body so that you can stop smoking today.
  • 25. How Can I Avoid Weight Gain When I Stop Smoking? The American Heart Association gives tips for avoiding gaining weight when you quit smoking.
  • 26. For Your Children Brochure: Safeguard them from heart disease and stroke High blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity and smoking have always been "adult" topics. But many children have the same risk factors as their parents. This brochure will help parents understand that childhood behaviors lead to adult behaviors. It will support efforts to curb the risk in children.
  • 27. How Cigarettes Damage Your Body The American Heart Association helps you learn how cigarettes damage your body.
  • 28. Food and Quitting Smoking The American Heart Association discusses food and quitting smoking.
  • 29. Dealing with Urges to Smoke The American Heart Association understands that smoking urges can take you by surprise, so it helps to plan for them. Use the No-Smoking Confidence Assessment and Tips tool to help.
  • 30. No-Smoking Confidence Assessment and Tips The American Heart Association offers this No-smoking assessment to see if you are ready to quit smoking.


Our Mission

We’re making your community healthier by advocating for key issues such as:

  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikable streets, roads and parks
  • Better nutrition and high-quality physical education in our schools
  • Adequate, affordable and available health care for all

American Heart Association
2012-2013 Expenditures

  • Research: 21.7%
  • Public Health Education: 36.8%
  • Professional Education & Training: 14.7%
  • Community Services: 6.1%
  • Management & General: 8.5%
  • Fundraising: 12.2%