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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Watch the U.S. quit smoking over 40 years
The U.S. smoked a lot of cigarettes between the 1950s and the 1990s. Today, that rate is a lot lower.
“I think we must stress that by no means are sugary drinks healthy,” says one of the researchers.
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Researchers trying to figure out whether artificial sweeteners really do make people fat think they’ve found a possible explanation — they may disrupt the ba...