Beyond Texas

Virginia Tobacco-Free Higher Education 2019 Summit

The Inaugural Virginia Tobacco-Free Higher Education Summit grew out of the Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center attending the 2018 Texas Eliminate Tobacco Use Summit. VCU approached the University of Virginia Cancer Center to join in their efforts to replicate a Summit in Virginia. In Spring 2019, they planned and implemented their first Virginia summit. Almost 100 people attended from 18 Virginia colleges and universities and two out-of-state universities. The agenda covered a variety of topics, including education and awareness, policy and enforcement, cessation resources, and action planning.



The Eliminate Tobacco Use Summit welcomes all variety of professionals working in higher education, professionals working in tobacco prevention, cessation, and policy, as well as community and non-profit partners whose mission aligns with that of Eliminate Tobacco Use. Summit organizers reserve the right to decline participant or exhibitor registration to any entity not meeting these inclusion criteria.