Healthy Heart Fair, Great American Spit-Out event to be held Feb. 20 at NEX

(Via Ho’okele News)

Naval Health Clinic Hawaii Health Promotion will hold a Healthy Heart Fair and Great American Spit-Out Awareness Day event from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange mall rotunda.

February is American Heart Month, dedicated to emphasizing the fight against heart disease.

Heart disease is caused by plaque buildup in the walls of arteries, causing narrowing and blood flow restriction.

“Live a full and active life without tobacco and reap the short-term and long-term health benefits for good. Smokeless tobacco has more nicotine than cigarettes,” said Eleanor Bru, a registered nurse with Naval Health Clinic Hawaii Health Promotion.

“It may be harder to stop using it for good, but it can be done. The use of tobacco increases the risk for cardiovascular disease. It affects your blood pressure and cholesterol,” Bru said.

“Take care of your heart. Say goodbye to your tobacco and embrace a healthy lifestyle such as ‘be healthy, be active living’ and tobacco-free living. Stop using all forms of tobacco products including e-cigarettes and all other electronic smoking devices,” Bru added.

For more information, call 471-2280 or 473-2444, Ext. 507.

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