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Chew, E-Cigarette Use Down Among “Country” Teens


Date: Nov. 27, 2018


Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth

Contact: Richard Foster



VFHY Prevention Campaign Decreases Tobacco, E-Cigarette Use Among “Country” Teens


Newly published research study highlights campaign’s success


VFHY Launches Tobacco-Free Schools Campaign

Youth volunteers across Virginia help make schools 100% tobacco-free

Richmond, VA– The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) is launching its 24/7 Campaign, a youth-driven initiative to help schools become tobacco-free 24 hours a day, seven days a week. VFHY is also launching a website,, which will offer free online resources and materials that Virginia schools can use to adopt or promote 100 percent tobacco-free schools policies.

Apply now for research grants from VFHY

RFP #852R008: Grants for Youth Tobacco Use Prevention Research

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth announces its Best Value Request for Proposals (RFP) funding opportunity for research projects. Virginia universities, nonprofit/charitable organizations, government entities and businesses are eligible to submit proposals for the three-year contract period of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018.

86% of Virginians think flavored tobacco products are more appealing to youth than regular tobacco products

For Immediate Release                                                                    

April 10, 2014                        

Media Contact: Richard Foster, (804) 225-3947                                                               

Statewide survey examines the appeal, knowledge and usage of tobacco products

Va. Secretary of Health Announces 10-Year Low in Youth Smoking

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.

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