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Celebrate Valentine's Day with a healthy heart

14 Feb 2024

On Valentine’s Day, we call for European policies that are conducive to a healthy heart to achieve a society free from cardiovascular diseases (CVDs).

Heart healthy policies include:

  • Food policy measures that make the healthy choice the default choice.
  • Tobacco control measures that discourage smoking and the use of any type of tobacco products.
  • Policy measures that have a positive impact on active living.
  • Policy measures aimed at improving ambient air quality and tackling air pollution, to protect human health and the planet we live on.

On this occasion, our members are renewing their efforts to advocate for heart-healthy policies at national level.

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