Throughout the year, our blog will feature AHA volunteer stories of survival and hope. We know there are thousands of stories like these - thats why we want to say “Thanks” to all of you for giving your time and sharing your lives with us. You can’t spell CURE without U! Thank you for all you do to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. YOU’RE THE CURE!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Let's Celebrate Our Freedom to Breathe!

Did you know that Minnesota has been smoke-free for one year?

Because of advocates like you, the State of Minnesota is celebrating the first anniversary on October 1 of all workplaces becoming smoke-free. Passage of the Freedom to Breathe Act is one of the most significant public health accomplishments in the history of Minnesota. As American Heart Association advocates, let's celebrate this great accomplishment by thanking our state legislators and Governor Pawlenty!

CLICK HERE to Show How Much You Love Your Freedom to Breathe!

The Minnesota Legislature passed the measure and it was signed into law by Governor Pawlenty with the recognition that there are no safe levels of exposure to secondhand smoke. Today, Minnesota is a heart-healthier state thanks to the foresight of the legislature and the governor. Please take one minute to thank your legislators and Governor Pawlenty for this great public health victory!

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