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Promote Youth Prevention

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Iowa Students for Tobacco Education and Prevention (ISTEP) is Iowa's youth-led tobacco prevention movement. View this short video to learn about ISTEP.


For more information about the ISTEP program, visit www.IowaSTEP.org, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@IowaSTEP).

ISTEP Chapters

It’s pretty amazing when like-minded people come together for a good cause. And that’s exactly what happens in every ISTEP Chapter across Iowa. ISTEP Chapters prime focus is their home community. Local chapters raise awareness to community members of the dangers of tobacco use through street marketing events and educational activities.

ISTEP Executive Council

The ISTEP Executive Council is youth-led and adult supervised by Iowa Department of Public Health staff. The ISTEP Executive Council consists of students from Iowa who are in the 7-12th grade. These students serve as local and state leaders for the ISTEP program. For a list of current Executive Council members, visit IowaSTEP.org.

All ISTEP Executive Council meetings are open to the public. If you are interested in attending a meeting or seeing agendas/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.

For more information, please call (515) 281-6225 or go to our Contact Us page to submit a comment or question.