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Virginia Youth Health Survey

Smoking Statistics

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth and the Virginia Department of Health jointly conduct a biennial survey of youth health behaviors in public schools, collecting information on topics including youth tobacco use, physical activity and nutrition. Virginia's results are shared with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which collects national data.  For more information, please download the summary reports and data tables below.

 Calculated margin of error: +/- 1% to +/- 5%
* Being a current smoker is defined as smoking on one or more days in the past month.

Overview

Established in 1999 by the Virginia General Assembly, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) empowers Virginia’s youth to make healthy choices by promoting active, nutritious and tobacco-free living.

Overview

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth issues grants for programs and initiatives to reduce and prevent youth tobacco use and childhood obesity throughout the Commonwealth each year. 

Overview

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth's mission includes reducing and preventing youth tobacco use.

Overview

Obesity is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled. The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth works to reduce and prevent childhood obesity by funding and training community-based coalitions.

Overview

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth has provided quality regional trainings to prevention professionals throughout the state of Virginia since 2005.