Tedy Brushi advocates for policies to prevent heart disease at State House

BOSTON (WHDH) — Former New England Patriots star Tedy Bruschi joined representatives of the American Heart Association at the State House Thursday to call for better policies aimed at preventing strokes and heart disease.

Bruschi, a stroke survivor, said it is a cause that he is passionate about.

“We’re here to promote stroke awareness, research, systems of care that would help someone who recently had a stroke get to the right hospital,” Bruschi said. “That’s something I’m very passionate about.”

Some of the policies that Bruschi and the AHA are pushing for include raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products and requiring physical education in Massachusetts schools.

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