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  • 31. Quit Smoking The American Heart Association states that smoking is the most important preventable cause of premature death in the United States. Learn how to quit smoking, the risks of smoking, the damage of smoking, how to get ready to quit smoking, medicines to help quit smoking.
  • 32. Understand Your Risk for Excessive Blood Clotting The American Heart Association helps you understand the risk factors for excessive blood clotting, also called hypercoagulation.
  • 33. 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.
  • 34. Smoke-free Living: Benefits & Milestones The American Heart Association offers these smoke-free living benefits & milestones to look forward to after you quit.
  • 35. Smoking and Your Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke Brochure This brochure details the effect smoking has on the cardiovascular system and specifically how smoke and secondhand smoke can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. It also offers detailed tips for quitting, and includes coping skills.
  • 36. Tobacco and Blood Pressure The American Heart Association explains how tobacco affects blood pressure and the benefits of quitting smoking.
  • 37. How Can I Avoid Weight Gain When I Stop Smoking? The American Heart Association gives tips for avoiding gaining weight when you quit smoking.
  • 38. Why is it so hard to quit? The American Heart Association explains why it is so hard to quit smoking.
  • 39. Building a Tobacco-Free Nation National advocacy department web page with general info on AHA's federal and state tobacco control work
  • 40. Tips to Sticking with Lifestyle Changes Lifestyle changes seem simple enough, so why don't many of us stick with healthy changes to our lifestyles? The American Heart Association offers this advice about staying focused in your lifestyle change efforts to improve your high cholesterol level and your heart health.


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
2013-2014 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research: 21.8%
  • Public Health Education: 36.4%
  • Professional Education & Training: 14.2%
  • Community Services: 6.7%
  • Management & General: 8.6%
  • Fundraising: 12.3%