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  • 1. Quit Smoking With Life's Simple 7 Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn how to quit smoking with some simple steps from Life's Simple 7.
  • 2. WA State Advocacy The American Heart Association / American Stroke Association supports and advocates for public policies that will help improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths by coronary heart disease and stroke by 20 percent by 2020.
  • 3. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Quitting Smoking The American Heart Association offers answers to these frequently asked questions about quitting smoking.
  • 4. Financial Cost of Smoking Calculator Find out the financial cost of smoking using The American Heart Association's simple calculator.
  • 5. Tips for Friends and Family of Quitters The American Heart Association offers these tips for friends and family of quitters.
  • 6. Safeguard your children from heart disease and stroke_1277477874666 High blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity and smoking have always been "adult" topics. But many children have the same risk factors as their parents. This brochure will help parents understand that childhood behaviors lead to adult behaviors. It will support efforts to curb the risk in children.
  • 7. Utah doctor leads charge on e-cigarette policy ?We?re seeing the same advertisement techniques for vaping products as were used for tobacco products in the 50?s and 60?s ? creating the illusion that they?re sexy and safe. Dr. Barton contests, ?With bubble gum flavored liquids that contain carcinogens, nicotine, formaldehyde and propylene glycol -- those claims are just not true.?
  • 8. Food and Quitting Smoking The American Heart Association discusses food and the changes in your taste that occur when quitting smoking and also healthy snacks to help you handle urges to smoke.
  • 9. Hey Kids, Don't Smoke, Use Smokeless Tobacco, or Nicotine Products The American Heart Association helps kids understand the importance of not smoking or using smokeless tobacco products with Life's Simply 7 for Kids.
  • 10. The Rewards of Quitting The American Heart Association explains just some of the rewards you get when you quit smoking.


Our Mission

Community

We’re making your community healthier by advocating for key issues such as:

  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikeable streets, roads and parks
  • Better nutrition and high-quality physical education in our schools
  • Adequate, affordable and available health care for all

We’re making your community healthier by advocating for key issues such as:

  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikeable streets, roads and parks
  • Better nutrition and high-quality physical education in our schools
  • Adequate, affordable and available health care for all

We’re improving the quality of care for heart and stroke patients by:

  • Training millions of Americans in CPR, advanced life support, AED (defibrillator) use and first aid; promoting AED placement in businesses and public places
  • Improving emergency care for heart attack victims through our Mission: Lifeline community-based initiative
  • Helping hospitals treat cardiac and stroke patients according to proven guidelines using our Get With The Guidelines® program
  • Strengthening stroke systems of care, teaching the public to respond to warning signs, and providing resources for stroke survivors and caregivers

We’re reaching at-risk populations through cause initiatives and online tools:

Nationwide, we invest over $132 million a year ($3.2 billion since 1949) in heart and stroke research that has led to recent breakthroughs such as clot-busting drugs and drug-eluting stents. Healthcare providers learn about medical advances and new treatment guidelines though our journals, conferences and online courses.

American Heart Association
2015-2016 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research 20.3%
  • Public Health Education 36.7%
  • Professional Education and Training 16.7%
  • Community Services 8.1%
  • Management and General 7.1%
  • Fund Raising 11.1%