February is American Heart Month, a time to create awareness about the devastating impact of heart disease, America's number one killer. Because smoking is one of the leading risk factors for heart disease, CAI's Tobacco Control Training Project (TCTP) is supporting Cessation Centers across New York State in their efforts to encourage New Yorkers to quit smoking for heart health.
An Albany press conference kicked off the month-long effort with an announcement that the New York State Smokers' Quitline will offer all callers who make a quit attempt during February the iconic American Heart red dress pin. Wearing a red dress pin is a tangible reminder that better heart health begins with quitting smoking. "Quitting smoking is one of the most important steps someone can take to reduce the risk of coronary disease," said Stan Martin, TCTP Project Director.
To learn more about the TCTP project, click here.