Did you know that tobacco use and obesity are the two leading causes of preventable deaths in the United States?
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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Please give your input as to which training classes you'd like to see VFHY offer this year -- fill out our 2014 training interest survey here!
VFHY 2014 Training Interest Survey
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Teens Who Try E-Cigarettes Are More Likely To Try Tobacco, Too
One of the big arguments for cigarettes is that they are a safer alternative to smoking tobacco. But an analysis of teens finds that the rise of vaping hasn't led to a big drop in tobacco use.
Young Users of E-Cigarettes Less Likely to Quit Smoking, Study Finds
Some experts disputed the researchers’ conclusion that the devices encouraged conventional cigarette use by adolescents.