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American Heart Association says Vaping Industry faces a triple threat: Science, Advocacy, Community Action

 

American Heart AssociationPhiladelphia, PA – The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, today announced an aggressive, three-pronged initiative involving research, policy advocacy and youth activation intended to urgently address the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use.

The initiative, launched as 1 in 4 high school students nationwide report using e-cigarettes, has three central components.

American Heart Association announces sweeping research investment, policy advocacy fund and youth activation campaign demanding “Big Vape” to #QuitLying (American Heart Association)

American Heart Association announces sweeping research investment, policy advocacy fund and youth activation campaign demanding “Big Vape” to #QuitLying (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Leading Health Organizations Support First-Ever Recommendations to Young Children’s Consumption of Healthy Drinks

 

American Heart AssociationPrinceton, NJ – The American Heart Association reports leading medical and nutrition organizations recommend breast milk, infant formula, water, and plain milk as part of a new set of comprehensive beverage recommendations for children, outlined by age (birth through age 5).

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American Heart Association says Final Farm Bill protects SNAP, addresses Food Insecurity

 

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American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. – American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement on the final farm bill language released by House and Senate negotiators:  

“We commend congressional leaders for negotiating a bipartisan farm bill that prioritizes the needs of low-income people to provide a reliable source of food for their families.

Nancy Brown; Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

Nancy Brown; Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

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American Heart Association says FDA moves to restrict sales of electronic cigarettes, but more can be done

 

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American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. – The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, issued the following statement from CEO Nancy Brown in response to today’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement to limit access to flavored tobacco products:

Closeup of woman smoking electronic cigarette outdoor. Proposal to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars is historic and long overdue. (American Heart Association)

Closeup of woman smoking electronic cigarette outdoor. Proposal to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars is historic and long overdue. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says new physical activity findings on physical activity alarming

 

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American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on the World Health Organization (WHO)’s findings of insufficient physical activity in the world’s adult population.

According to the study, 40 percent of adults in the United States do not get the recommended amount of physical activity.

Increase your physical activity. Adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate activity daily and children should get at least one hour of activity every day.

Increase your physical activity. Adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate activity daily and children should get at least one hour of activity every day.

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CDC reports Adult and Teen Obesity Rates hit all-time high

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) indicate the adult obesity rates in the United States are now a staggering 40 percent while youth obesity rates grew to 20 percent for 12-to-19-year-olds.

An all-time high, these rates and the persistent disparities across different race-ethnicity groups further elevate public health concerns about how our nation can prevent and reduce obesity.

American Heart Association calls for transformative change to reverse trends in obesity. (American Heart Association)

American Heart Association calls for transformative change to reverse trends in obesity. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Renewed Trend in Movie Tobacco Scenes Disturbing

 

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C.American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on “Tobacco Use in Top-Grossing Movies — United States, 2010–2016:”

“Based on previous trends, we thought tobacco use in film would soon play its final scene. This latest CDC study indicates a troublesome plot twist.

The Surgeon General has concluded that there is a causal relationship between depictions of smoking in the movies and the initiation of smoking among young persons.

The Surgeon General has concluded that there is a causal relationship between depictions of smoking in the movies and the initiation of smoking among young persons.

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In spite of extraordinary progress, more needs to be done to save Women from Heart Disease, says American Heart Association CEO

 

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C.American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown and co-author of the study “Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs Regarding Cardiovascular Disease in Women” published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, issued the following comments:

“Cardiovascular diseases cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined. That’s why the American Heart Association first brought this critical issue to light through the creation of the Go Red For Women™ movement in 2004.”

Nancy Brown; Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

Nancy Brown; Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

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American Heart Association Applauds Drop in Youth E-Cigarette Use

 

Latest National Tobacco Survey Spotlights Need for Continued CDC Funding, Strong FDA Regulation

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on the 2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products.

The survey revealed that from 2015-2016, the number of middle and high school current tobacco users decreased (from 4.7 million in 2015 to 3.9 million in 2016), and e-cigarette use among these students declined for the first time (from 3 million in 2015 to just under 2.2 million in 2016):

2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey shows that from 2015-2016 e-cigarette use among these students declined for the first time.

2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey shows that from 2015-2016 e-cigarette use among these students declined for the first time.

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New USDA Flexibility on School Meals is Really a Rollback says American Heart Association

 

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments regarding the USDA’s announcement on “regulatory flexibility” for the school meals program:

“The USDA’s less rigid stance on school nutrition standards is a rollback masquerading as ‘flexibility.’ 

In the last five years, nearly 100 percent of the nation’s schools have complied with updated school meal standards. Kids across the country have clearly benefited from these changes.

Nancy Brown; Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

Nancy Brown; Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

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