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Friday, April 1, 2022 - 12:00am

ISTEP is joining forces with our youth tobacco cessation program in Iowa - My Life My Quit.

Bring awareness of the MLMQ program to your peers who use tobacco, including vaping, by putting a color-by-number mural up on your school grounds.

Learn more by viewing this flyer and poster.

10 Days of ISTEP

Friday, December 10, 2021 - 8:00am to Sunday, December 19, 2021 - 8:00pm

ISTEP turns 10 years old on December 19, 2021!

Celebrate this milestone by participating in the 10 challenges listed on the second page of the flyer.

Tobacco Free Tailgate

Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 31, 2021 - 8:00pm

Promote Red Ribbon Week by hosting a Tobacco Free Tailgate!

Clean Air, Clean Lungs

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 12:45pm

Celebrate Earth day on April 22, 20201, by spreading awareness to peers and community members about the potential harms of using all tobacco products, including vaping, by adding chalk art to sidewalks in your community. 

Knockout Vaping

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 11:00am to Monday, February 15, 2021 - 11:00am

Spread awareness to peers and community members about the potential harms of vaping by hosting a knockout game during a home basketball game. Between rounds, read the Vaping Fact Sheet. 

World No Tobacco Day

Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 9:30am

Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 12:00am

50th Anniversary

This year is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! This will be a litter pickup event to make a difference in our local communities. 

View more details below:


National Pet Day

Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 9:30am

Kick Butts Day

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 11:45am


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Iowa Dept. of Public Health

Contact Us

Iowa Department of Public Health
Division of Tobacco Use Prevention and Control
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Phone: 515-281-6225

If you have any questions or comments, we'd love to hear from you. Send us a message.