hidden Maryland General Assembly Makes the Health of All Marylanders a Priority Raises Tobacco  Tax, Funds Tobacco Control

Maryland General Assembly Makes the Health of All Marylanders a Priority Raises Tobacco Tax, Funds Tobacco Control

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – March 18, 2020 – Today the Maryland General Assembly took an important stand to protect public health by increasing funding for tobacco control and cessation programs and raising the state tobacco tax. The American Heart Association applauds the General Assembly for making such a significant investment in tobacco programs to combat the

hidden RI Advocates Bring Fight Against Tobacco and Nicotine Addiction to State House

RI Advocates Bring Fight Against Tobacco and Nicotine Addiction to State House

On February 26, nearly 100 advocates from across Rhode Island descended on the State House to participate in our Tobacco-Free Generation Advocacy Day – an event that the American Heart Association co-hosted with the American Lung Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. As part of the day’s activities, advocates

hidden Massachusetts AG files suit against Juul over youth ‘vaping epidemic’

Massachusetts AG files suit against Juul over youth ‘vaping epidemic’

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts sued electronic cigarette giant Juul Labs Inc. on Wednesday, accusing the company of deliberating targeting young people through its marketing campaigns. Attorney General Maura Healey’s office said the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker is responsible for “creating a youth vaping epidemic” with deceptive advertising tactics designed to lure in teen users. “Our

hidden Greater Washington Region Youth Mobilize to End Vaping

Greater Washington Region Youth Mobilize to End Vaping

The American Heart Association, Greater Washington Region is proud to partner with The Teen Age Group (TAG) of Greater Suburban Maryland’s Jack & Jill of America Inc.  to raise awareness on the dangers of vaping through the #QuitLying campaign and the launch of their own PSA campaign, “No Smoke.” The “No Smoke” Vaping PSA Release

hidden The American Heart Association and Health Organizations Respond to Governor Northam’s 2021 Budget Tobacco Tax Increase

The American Heart Association and Health Organizations Respond to Governor Northam’s 2021 Budget Tobacco Tax Increase

“The American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Medical Society of Virginia, and Tobacco21.org appreciate the Governor including an increase in funding for tobacco cessation and prevention programs, seeking funding for reinsurance, and including a tobacco tax in his proposed 2021 budget. However, the proposed cigarette tax increase of $0.30 is insignificant

hidden Lynchburg Heart Walk Executive Breakfast Event hosts region’s first Teen Vaping Panel

Lynchburg Heart Walk Executive Breakfast Event hosts region’s first Teen Vaping Panel

The vaping crisis impacting our youth is growing each year. New studies from the American Heart Association show that 1 in 4 high school students is vaping and we know that the number of teen e-cigarette usage has doubled nationally over the past year. To combat the impact, the Association has launched its #QuitLying campaign,

hidden American Heart Association CEO: Massachusetts law will protect kids from flavored tobacco products

American Heart Association CEO: Massachusetts law will protect kids from flavored tobacco products

BOSTON, November 27, 2019 — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker today signed into law the nation’s most far-reaching policy to eliminate flavored tobacco products, which are proven to appeal to kids and increase their likelihood of nicotine addiction. The law makes Massachusetts the first state in the country to eliminate the sale of all flavored tobacco products,

hidden American Heart Association praises Massachusetts lawmakers for supporting flavored tobacco ban

American Heart Association praises Massachusetts lawmakers for supporting flavored tobacco ban

The American Heart Association praised House Speaker Robert DeLeo, House Ways and Means Chairman Aaron Michlewitz and Rep. Danielle Gregoire on Tuesday for taking an important step in protecting future generations of Massachusetts residents from a lifetime of tobacco addiction. “The House Ways and Means Committee has sent a clear message that tobacco companies should

hidden Allyson Perron Drag talks Mass. vaping ban on Horse Race podcast

Allyson Perron Drag talks Mass. vaping ban on Horse Race podcast

On this week’s Horse Race podcast, co-host Steve Koczela, of The MassINC Polling Group, talks about Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s temporary ban on vaping product sales with Allyson Perron Drag, government relations director for the American Heart Association. Listen below or wherever you get your podcasts. Allyson’s interview starts at 27:30.