The Tobacco Free Alliance of Virginia is a broad partnership of private, not for profit and public leaders and organizations united in their focus on pricing of tobacco products, creating comprehensive tobacco-free environments, and supporting and sharing tobacco prevention and cessation. The Alliance continues the efforts of Virginians for a Healthy Future and its Smoke Free Virginia Now campaign in 2008, which resulted in modest increases in tobacco taxes and smoke free restaurant laws. Several national organizations including the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, and the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth support our work in promoting the elimination of tobacco use.
The Tobacco Free Alliance of Virginia is represented by Virginia residents, businesses, academic institutions, health care providers, community-based organizations, non-profit groups, state agencies, and advocates. The Alliance seeks to engage organizations and individuals in the most transforming movement to improve health in the history of our state.
The Tobacco Free Alliance of Virginia is dedicated to changing policies, systems, and environments to promote a tobacco free, healthy Virginia.
We envision a Commonwealth where all residents live tobacco-free, healthy lives.
Engage in proactive advocacy for policies, systems and environmental change to eliminate tobacco use.
Educate policy makers and the public about strategies to create tobacco free communities.
Promote coordination and collaboration of efforts by tobacco prevention advocates.
Use evidence-based approaches to assure sustainable, replicable change statewide.
The Legislative Committee works to monitor and review legislative initiatives around tobacco-related issues and make recommendations for future legislative priorities. The Committee has beneficial reach into the goings on of Virginia politics and represents the Alliance in strategic efforts pertaining to policy or the democratic process. The Committee engages members to participate in direct education or the dissemination of information during times of policy change or General Assembly sessions.
The Membership Committee is responsible for supporting the mission and strategic plan of TFAV via collaboration with the executive committee and members. The Committee will review strategies, challenges, and needs in order to provide insight on membership recruitment, engagement and retention. The Committee may from time to time assess and recommend products, services, and programs that will add value to the membership.
The Communications Committee maintains interactive communication with members by providing alliance updates, news, and other timely information to members during the time between meetings. The Committee ensures coalition members stay up-to-date regarding recent tobacco control activities and contacts members with any requests for input or action that may arise during times of local policy change or General Assembly sessions. The Committee supports and maintains the TFAV website, social media accounts, and satisfies any technology requirements of the Alliance.
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