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  • 1. Health Policy News Statements & Testimonies Health Policy News Statements & Testimonies
  • 2. Quit Smoking With Life's Simple 7 Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn how to quit smoking with some simple steps from Life's Simple 7.
  • 3. Smokefree Idaho Everyone has the right to breathe clean air. There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke and studies show that nonsmokers exposed to high levels of tobacco smoke on the job double their risk of getting lung cancer. There is overwhelming scientific evidence that secondhand tobacco smoke is directly linked to heart disease, the number one killer of both men and women. A person shouldn?t be forced to choose between their job and their health. We need your stories and support as we work in communities across our state to ensure the health of all workers. If you are willing to share your feelings on the issue please share them below.
  • 4. Life's Simple 7 Brochure (Spanish) A concise yet thorough explanation of the American Heart Association's seven steps for achieving ideal cardiovascular health. Encourages the reader to take the My Life Check® assessment and create an action plan for a healthier life.
  • 5. Utah doctor leads charge on e-cigarette policy ?We?re seeing the same advertisement techniques for vaping products as were used for tobacco products in the 50?s and 60?s ? creating the illusion that they?re sexy and safe. Dr. Barton contests, ?With bubble gum flavored liquids that contain carcinogens, nicotine, formaldehyde and propylene glycol -- those claims are just not true.?
  • 6. Hey Kids, Don't Smoke, Use Smokeless Tobacco, or Nicotine Products The American Heart Association helps kids understand the importance of not smoking or using smokeless tobacco products with Life's Simply 7 for Kids.
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. The Rewards of Quitting The American Heart Association explains just some of the rewards you get when you quit smoking.
  • 9. How Cigarettes Damage Your Body The American Heart Association helps you learn how cigarettes damage your body.
  • 10. Life's Simple 7® | Quit Smoking The American Heart Association explains that quitting smoking is one of Life's Simple 7 keys to prevention of heart disease and how a few simple changes can help you quit the habit for good.
  • 11. Smoking: Do you really know the risks? The American Heart Association asks, do you really know the risks of cigarette smoking?
  • 12. Life's Simple 7 Brochure A concise yet thorough explanation of the American Heart Association's recommendations for healthy living: avoid tobacco smoke, monitor high blood pressure, eat food low in cholesterol and saturated fats, be physically active, maintain a healthy weight, and have regular medical exams. 4 pages, 4" x 8?"
  • 13. Understand Your Risk for High Cholesterol High cholesterol is just one heart disease risk factor. The American Heart Association helps you to understand your risk for high cholesterol.
  • 14. Quit Smoking with Life's Simple 7 The American Heart Association helps you learn to quit smoking using these simple tips.
  • 15. 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.
  • 16. 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.
  • 17. Why is it so hard to quit? The American Heart Association explains why it is so hard to quit smoking.
  • 18. Cardiac Rehabilitation and Quitting Smoking The American Heart Association explains to cardiac rehab patients how important it is to quit smoking.
  • 19. Medicines That Can Help You Quit Smoking The American Heart Association offers information about the medicines and nicotine replacement options to help you quit smoking.
  • 20. Smoke-free Living: Benefits & Milestones The American Heart Association offers these smoke-free living benefits & milestones to look forward to after you quit.
  • 21. 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%