May 31st is the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). This year’s theme is Tobacco Breaks Hearts. We’re spreading the word to increase awareness about the impact tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke have on your heart.
At the ANR Foundation we’re reminding all that everyone deserves to breathe smokefree air! Even brief exposure to secondhand smoke can cause heart damage similar to that of habitual smokers. Research has proven that nonsmokers’ heart arteries show a reduced ability to dilate, diminishing the ability of the heart to get life-sustaining blood.
Smokefree laws = fewer heart attacks and less heart disease!
We strive to protect people from exposure to tobacco smoke by creating completely smokefree indoor public places, workplaces, and homes through education and advocacy.
Heart Disease and Secondhand Smoke Bibliography
CDC Information: Secondhand Smoke and Cardiovascular Disease
WHO: World No Tobacco Day
Advocate for smokefree laws: nonsmokersrights.org