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Opportunities missed to protect Maine youth from tobacco and nicotine addiction

American Heart Association disappointed by lack of action The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, issued the following statement from Allyson Perron Drag, government relations director, following the finalized Change Package which stripped tobacco flavors restrictions and did not include critical funding for tobacco prevention

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Maine Heart Walk Director Shares Her Son’s Heart Journey

By Lena Minervino, Maine Heart Walk Director and Henry’s mom Henry has always been different, in a way a parent can never explain. During his annual wellness check I asked his pediatrician to take another listen to his heart. At night, I would put my ear to Henry’s chest and listen – it sounded different

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Coalition Applauds FDA Announcement to Regulate Menthol Tobacco, Says Vermont State Leaders Need to Act Now

The Coalition for a Tobacco Free Vermont today welcomed the announcement from the Biden Administration regarding the proposal to prohibit the sale of menthol cigarettes and menthol-flavored mass-produced cigars, but urged Vermont lawmakers to act now because the federal action falls short in making immediate change – costing precious lives that could be saved NOW.   The tobacco industry

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Patients and Public Health Advocates from Across Maine Rally Legislature with Virtual Tobacco Action Day

Lawmakers have opportunity to combat public health impact of COVID-19 by enacting policies proven to reduce and prevent tobacco use, including a tobacco tax increase. On April 13, state legislators heard from cancer and cardiovascular patients, survivors, and public health advocates during Maine’s virtual Tobacco Action Day. Even though the advocates could not travel to

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CycleNation™ Begins May 2: Month-long Digital Program Helps Get Vermonters Active

The American Heart Association is pleased to announce that the Vermont CycleNation™ event will kick off during American Stroke Month in May. Starting on May 2nd, participants can track their activity by downloading the CycleNation app or using Strava when signing up. Activities could include stationary or outdoor biking, or activities participants enjoy, keeping them

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American Stroke Association honors 11 leading stroke scientists, including UVM’s Marilyn Cipolla, PhD

Eleven scientists leading the way in stroke research will be recognized for their exceptional achievements during the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2021 (ISC). The illustrious group includes four groundbreaking scientists who have devoted their careers to stroke research, six authors of notable new research and one scientist recognized for outstanding mentorship.  The virtual