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No Kissing, Only Hard CPR Says British Heart Foundation


CPR being performed on a mannequin as part of medical-training. (Photo: Rama/Wikipedia)

The British Heart Foundation wants to tackle a delicate problem.

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It wants more people to use CPR to help in an emergency when a person is suffering from cardiac arrest.

But a recent poll in Britain shows that people tend not to perform CPR because they are not sure how to do it.

A lack of training and a phobia of the mouth-to-mouth part of CPR seems to be responsible.

So, the foundation has launched a new campaign.

Anchor Marco Werman talks to Maura Gillespie, spokesperson for the British Heart Foundation.