Tag: American Heart Association

American Heart Association says Franchot’s task force recommendations on curbing youth e-cigarette use, vaping do not go far enough

The American Heart Association said Tuesday that recommendations in a report newly released by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot’s office aimed at curbing underage access to electronic smoking devices (ESDs) are good but do not go far enough because they do not call for an outright ban of flavored nicotine products.

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Health advocates want tobacco funding restored

Speakers from a coalition of health organizations — including the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association — called for Governor Martin O’Malley to restore tobacco prevention funding that has been reduced over the years with a rally at Lawyer’s Mall in Annapolis on Wednesday.

The state is annually supposed to fund prevention efforts with money from the Cigarette Restitution Fund — where Maryland gets about $155 million each year from a billion-dollar legal settlement with tobacco companies — and from taxes paid on tobacco, said association lobbyist Eric Gally.

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