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  • 1. Why is it so hard to quit? The American Heart Association explains why it is so hard to quit smoking.
  • 2. Financial Cost of Smoking Calculator Find out the financial cost of smoking using The American Heart Association's simple calculator.
  • 3. Frequently Asked Questions About Quitting Smoking The American Heart Association offers answers to these frequently asked questions about quitting smoking.
  • 4. How Can I Avoid Weight Gain When I Stop Smoking? The American Heart Association gives tips for avoiding gaining weight when you quit smoking.
  • 5. Smoking: Do you really know the risks? The American Heart Association asks; do you really know the risks of cigarette smoking?
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  • 7. 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.
  • 8. Your Non-Smoking Life The American Heart Association reminds you, when you quit smoking the feeling of "loss" doesn't last forever. A brand new world is waiting for you.
  • 9. Get Ready To Quit Smoking The American Heart Association helps you look at quitting smoking as a five-step process.
  • 10. 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 smoing, the damage of smoking, how to get ready to quit smoking, medicines to help quit smoking. Find out why it is so hard to quit smoking and how to avoid gaining weight when you quit smoking.
  • 11. Prevention and Treatment of PAD The American Heart Association explains that treatment for PAD focuses on reducing symptoms and preventing further progression of the disease. In most cases, lifestyle changes, exercise and claudication medications are enough to slow the progression or even reverse the symptoms of PAD.
  • 12. Resources for Quitting Smoking Resources to quit smoking from The American Heart Association.
  • 13. Smoking & Cardiovascular Disease (Heart Disease) The American Heart Association explains the health implications of smoking and cardiovascular disease anslo called heart disease.
  • 14. Medicines To Help You Quit Smoking The American Heart Association offers information ab out the medicines and nicotine replacement options to help you quit smoking.
  • 15. 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.
  • 16. Cardiac Rehabilitation and Quitting Smoking The American Heart Association explains to cardiac rehab patients how important it is to quit smoking.
  • 17. How Cigarettes Damage Your Body The American Heart Association helps you learn how cigarettes damage your body.
  • 18. The Rewards of Quitting The American Heart Association explains just some of the rewards you get when you quit smoking.
  • 19. Smoke-free Living: Benefits & Milestones The American Heart Association offers these smoke-free living benefits & milestones to look forward to after you quit.

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%

American Heart Association Diversity Report

Attached is a copy of the American Heart Association’s 2009-2010 Annual Diversity Report. This report highlights our organization’s successes in the area of diversity with emphasis on cultural competence. The report focuses on our consumer initiatives as well as our internal initiatives. We have broadened the scope of this year’s report to showcase initiatives in each of the Affiliates. Also, we have identified key partnerships, sponsorships and strategic alliances that enhanced our efforts to reach common goals.

We truly hope that you will enjoy this copy of the report. Feel free to share copies with your colleagues and partners.

Diversity Report 2009-2010 (Spread layout)
Adobe PDF, File Size 10.9 MB

Diversity Report 2009-2010 (Single Page layout)
Adobe PDF, File Size 10.9 MB