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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L.A. City Council moves to regulate sales and use of e-cigarettes
Calling it a potential health risk and a gateway to tobacco, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to regulate the sales of e-cigarettes and other "vaping" devices.
FYI: Virginia state Senator John Miller is introducing a bill to outlaw the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.
SB17: Electronic cigarettes; minors.
Provides that minors may not purchase or possess electronic cigarettes and that no person may sell electronic cigarettes to a minor. The bill defines an electronic cigarette as any electronic device that can provide an inhaled dose of nicotine to the individual inhaling from the device and the compo...