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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.

Current Youth Prevention Fact Sheet

Click HERE for access to our 2014-2015 Chapter Resource Guide

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.

I-STEP Council and Meetings


The leadership of ISTEP (the Executive Council) is made up of high school and college aged youth from all over Iowa. The current president of I-STEP is John C. from Sioux City. Other members live in, to name a few towns, Winterset, 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 ISTEP 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.

Open Meeting Notice


**The meeting planned for November 15th was canceled due to weather. We will look to have a new meeting in January. **

Join us for an upcoming meeting on November 15 at the Country Inn and Suites in Clive, Iowa.

See the file below for an agenda

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