The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth released its Southeast Regional Profile of youth tobacco and substance use as well as obesity. Here are some of the statistics included in the profile:
- 18.9% of Southeast high school students vaped in the past month
- 16.6% of Southeast high school students report being overweight
- 6% of Southeast high school students reported going hungry because there is not enough food at home – higher than the statewide average of 4.5%
Southside Behavioral Health was included in the profile as one of the organizations working with VFHY to reduce tobacco and substance use among youth.