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Open Meeting Notice

Join us for an upcoming meeting on March 29th at 9am at the Johnson County Health Department in Iowa City.

Email Garin.Buttermore@idph.iowa.gov for information.

Current Youth Prevention Factsheet

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I-STEP (Iowa Students for Tobacco Education and Prevention) is Iowa's youth-led tobacco prevention movement. I-STEPs tobacco prevention messages can be found by following them on Facebook and Twitter.

Social media provides a cost effective way for youth to reach other youth in the 'place' where youth are.

Worth Fighting For

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In January 2013 I-STEP launched the Worth Fighting For (WFF) campaign. WFF is a campaign designed to celebrate being tobacco free, and to empower youth to focus on why they are Worth Fighting For. Although this is a tobacco prevention campaign the WFF theme could easily apply to other prevention messages.

This was I-STEP's first social media based campaign.

You can participate in the campaign by clicking here.

I-STEP Council and Meetings

The leadership of I-STEP (the Executive Council) is made up of high school and college aged youth from all over Iowa. The current president of I-STEP is Savana D. from Winterset. Other members live in, to name a few towns, Clinton, Spencer, Ottumwa and Ankeny.

Membership to the Executive Council is open to any high school aged youth in the state. The outgoing members of the current Executive Council will choose a new council after I-STEP's yearly youth summit. For more information about how to apply or when/where the next summit will be please call 515.281.6225.

Meeting of the Executive Council are open to the public. At each official gathering of the council a meeting, called Roosevelt Room, is held where any I-STEP program decisions are made. Below are agendas and minutes to this year's meetings. Upcoming meeting agendas will also be posted below. If you are interested in seeing agendas or minutes from previous meetings please call 515.281.6225.

Tobacco Compliance Checks

Enforcement of Iowa’s tobacco laws is accomplished through a cooperative agreement between Iowa Alcohol Beverages Division (ABD) and state, county, or local law enforcement agencies. Iowa ABD contracts with agencies for compliance checks at all tobacco retail outlets located within their jurisdiction.

To learn more about ABD's tobacco enforcement program, click here.