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Building healthier communities one policy at a time!

What a great day for the Western States Affiliate. Our team of volunteers and staff have worked tirelessly for the last several months to support several ballot initiatives that will improve the health and wellness of our communities. I am happy to share that we were overwhelmingly successful! Here is a summary of some of our initial results: Proposition 56 [...]

Guest blogger: Eric Batch — Yes on Prop 56

Eric Batch, VP, Advocacy Eric Batch is the Vice President of Advocacy for the American Heart Association, Western States Affiliate. He has dedicated his career to helping communities create healthier lifestyles. Working on Prop. 56 is extremely personal for me. At the age of 15, I lost my grandfather, one of my heroes to a tobacco-related death. At [...]

Nevada passes important tobacco legislation

I’m so happy to be able to share that the Nevada legislature voted to pass Senate Bill 483, increasing the tax on cigarettes in the state by $1 per pack. Governor Brian Sandoval signed the bill (which takes effect on July 1) into law last week. This historic tax increase will have a significant impact on smoking rates, especially among [...]