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The 2014 National Reducing Tobacco Use for Youth and Young Adults Conference will be held April 10-11, 2014, at the Sheraton Pentagon City in Arlington, Va. Call for Abstracts coming out soon! The conference is co-sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth and Prevention Connections.
RICHMOND- A new survey of more than 6,400 Virginia residents statewide finds that 94 percent of teens are exposed to tobacco advertising in gas stations and convenience stores. According to the survey conducted by the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth’s volunteer high school action group, Y Street, 88 percent of teens responding rated the presence of tobacco ads in convenience stores and gas stations as “noticeable” or “very noticeable.”
Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources Dr. Bill Hazel announced that Virginia’s teen smoking rates have plummeted to the lowest point in 10 years! Secretary Hazel made his remarks at the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth’s fourth annual Virginia Healthy Youth Day event, which was held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 17 at the State Capitol Bell Tower.