ACOSH were honoured to attend the Heart Foundation’s launch of their new WA local advisory board. The event was held on Give With Heart Day, 14 September, and featured a stirring speech by Heart Foundation National CEO, Mr David Lloyd, on his plan for the organisation’s future.
“I want the generations of Australians who turn 50 in 2050 to have the lowest rates of heart disease and the least risk of dying from it of any generation before them,” he said.
In his speech, he pointed to tobacco control as one of the critical measures to achieve this goal, with smoking being one of the largest contributors to heart disease. He said he was hopeful of achieving a tobacco-free future in Australia.