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The Virginia Conference on Youth Tobacco Use: Translating Research into Practice and Policy

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March 21-22, 2018
Delta Hotels by Marriott
555 E. Canal St.
Richmond, Virginia

Sponsored by the Virginia Youth Tobacco Projects Research Coalition

Early bird registration rate available through March 1: REGISTER TODAY!

Limited travel awards available. Poster session to include two student research awards of $200 each.

The past few years have seen dramatic changes in the tobacco control field that will affect the prevention of youth tobacco use for decades to come.

Given the quickly changing landscape of youth tobacco control, it is essential we continue to bring together the tobacco prevention practice, policy and research communities to share information that will inform future efforts in each area. The Virginia Conference on Youth Tobacco Use will address this need.

At our next conference we will have presentations on the latest developments related to tobacco regulation at the national level, findings from several Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science, groundbreaking research on the effects of menthol and other flavorings, new information on risk communication approaches, as well as the research behind evidence-based prevention programs, and research on how to prevent tobacco use among high risk youth. These and other topics will be addressed by panels of national and international experts, while providing conference attendees many opportunities for discussion.

Please join us for what has always been an informative and exciting opportunity to help advance our efforts to prevent the use of tobacco products by our youth.

The Virginia Conference on Youth Tobacco Use is conducted by the Center for the Study of Tobacco Products at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Virginia Youth Tobacco Projects Research Coalition. The VYTP Research Coalition includes researchers from VCU, the University of Virginia, James Madison University, Virginia Tech, the College of William and Mary, George Mason University, Eastern Virginia Medical School and Virginia State University. The VYTP is funded by the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth, created by the General Assembly in 1999 to distribute part of the money Virginia receives from tobacco product manufacturers under the Master Settlement Agreement.

Email the conference coordinator for more information: dterrell@vcu.edu.