Annual ISTEP Summit, May 7
Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death for Iowans, taking the lives of more than 5,100 adults each year. Early prevention methods can help stop youth from becoming lifelong tobacco users, and the Iowa Students for Tobacco Education and Prevention (ISTEP) are holding their annual summit to learn more about tobacco prevention and how to make a difference within their communities and schools.
On May 7, students in seventh through 12th grade are encouraged to attend the 2019 ISTEP Summit and help change the general social attitude towards tobacco use through awareness and education.
“The ISTEP Summit is a great way for teens and youth to get involved,” said ISTEP Coordinator Jill Wright. “They will strategize how to counter-market the tobacco industry’s efforts, how to protect everyone’s rights against secondhand smoke, and how to inspire and support others to quit tobacco for good.”
The 2019 ISTEP Summit will be held at the FFA Enrichment Center at the DMACC Campus, Ankeny, and is free for all students in seventh through 12th grade.
ISTEP is Iowa’s only youth-organized tobacco prevention effort. It has over 2,200 registered members in chapters statewide.
For more information on ISTEP and youth tobacco prevention, visit https://idph.iowa.gov/tupac/prevention.
To register for the 2019 ISTEP Summit, please contact 515-281-6225. Deadline is April 30.