The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth and Prevention Connections are pleased to invite you to the 13th National Reduce Tobacco Use Conference to be held April 8-11,

The 13th national Reduce Tobacco Use Conference will showcase the latest in tobacco-use prevention, reduction and cessation with teens and young adults. Plan to attend and network with colleagues from around the nation at the beautiful Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Norfolk, Virginia.

This conference has been approved for CHES (entry-level) Category I continuing education contact hours (CECH) by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC). The conference has also been approved for continuing education credits by the Virginia Certification Board.



The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services will offer an optional, substance-use prevention track: Broadening Prevention. Topics will include capacity building and community mobilization and effective and sustainable prevention approaches guided by applying the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF).

Conference Topics

  • Best Practices for Prevention Programs
  • Cessation
  • Other Tobacco Products and Nicotine Delivery Devices
  • Policy
  • Priority Populations
  • Research & Evaluation
  • Social Media, Marketing and Messaging
  • Youth and Young Adult Advocacy

Who Should Attend

  • Tobacco control staff
  • Tobacco control coalition members
  • Staff and members of networks for tobacco control
  • Health advocates
  • Health care providers
  • Public health professionals
  • Leaders in education
  • Policymakers
  • Community, business, and faith-based leaders
  • Academic researchers
  • Philanthropic organization leaders
  • YOU

About The Hosts

Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth:

Established by the Virginia General Assembly in 1999, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth empowers Virginia’s youth to make healthy choices by reducing and preventing youth tobacco use, substance use and childhood obesity. Since the Foundation began its work in 2001, high school smoking in Virginia has been cut by more than 70 percent and the number of middle school smokers has dropped by more than 80 percent! The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth directly reaches about 50,000 children each year through classroom-based prevention programs in public schools, after-school programs, community centers, day cares and prevention programs across the state. VFHY’s award-winning marketing campaigns deliver prevention messaging to more than 500,000 children annually. For more information, visit

Prevention Connections:

Our mission is to promote health through better nutrition, increased physical activity, and tobacco prevention and cessation. We advance our mission of promoting health through better nutrition, increased physical activity, and tobacco prevention and cessation; and seek to improve and maintain wellness and quality of life by serving youth, young adults and their families in Virginia. For more information, visit