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Established in 1999 by the Virginia General Assembly, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) promotes healthy living habits and reduces and prevents youth tobacco use and childhood obesity statewide. VFHY receives no taxpayer funds. Since we began working with youth in 2001, we have helped cut the youth smoking rate in Virginia more than in half! Our initiatives include:
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New debate flares over electronic cigarettes
A recent congressional report said it is a problem.
Here's a link to the new Congressional report on e-cigarettes: "Gateway to Addiction? A Survey of Popular Electronic Cigarette Manufacturers and Marketing to Youth"
A new Congressional report released Monday sounds the alarm on marketing of electronic cigarettes, especially efforts made by companies to sell their products to young people.
Congressional report urges FDA to regulate e-cigarette marketing
Congressional report says e-cigarette companies are targeting young people with social media campaigns