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, April 13, 2010

Participate in Heart on the Hill - from your computer!

Just because you can't attend Heart on the Hill doesn't mean you can't participate! Nearly 200 advocates will be in St. Paul for Heart on the Hill TOMORROW and will meet personally with their legislators. From your computer, you can participate too!

Let your legislator know that you care about passing legislation that will help close the loopholes that the tobacco industry is exploiting. Big Tobacco's new products look and taste just like candy...these new tricks entice our kids, keep smokers addicted and draw in new customers to tobacco products.

Take Action from home by following the link below to ask your legislators to support the "Tic Tac Tobacco Act" - SFS 3055/HFS 3467 to stop Big Tobacco's new tricks:

Support the Tic Tac Tobacco Act

The Tobacco Industry hasn't given up. Neither will we. You've already helped us lower smoking rates and implement the Freedom to Breathe Act, now we need your help advocating against Big Tobacco's new tricks.

The American Heart Association and other tobacco control advocates support the Tobacco Modernization and Compliance Act of 2010 (Senate File 3055/House File 3467), a bill that will:
1. Classify "little cigars" as what they really are -- cigarettes.
2. Prohibit youth from buying new tobacco products.
3. Ensure "youth friendly" tobacco products can not be sold on the counter next to candy and gum.
4. Reduce tobacco tax evasion.

*Learn more: Big Tobacco's New Tricks

Participate in our virtual Heart on the Hill and help us communicate with the ENTIRE legislature. Just click on the link below to send your message now:

Support the Tic Tac Tobacco Act

Thank you for your support on this important health issue.

Heart Disease and Stroke. You're the Cure.

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