Not a S.T.O.P.S. Coalition Member?
Here are some simple steps for getting involved in college tobacco control:
1. Get Together with Others
Investigate if there is a staff member on your campus working on tobacco control issues. With this person (or on your own if there isn't a staff person), bring together students, staff, and faculty to form a campus team or coalition dedicated to addressing tobacco control issues on your campus. Find out about funding opportunities for student organizations at your college.
2. Know Your Campus Policies and Services
Get a written copy of your school's tobacco policy. Explore the Policy section of this website, look in your student handbook, university website, or make a request to the appropriate administrative office. Find out about tobacco prevention and cessation services offered through other organizations or the health center. Make connections!
3. Work with S.T.O.P.S. to Make Connections
Members, advisors, and coordinators from S.T.O.P.S. would love to help you build a tobacco control movement with students on your campus. Explore this website for resources, events, news, and contact information. E-mail us at info@marylandSTOPS.com.
4. Attend S.T.O.P.S. Meetings and Events
S.T.O.P.S. Coalitions attend meetings and events together throughout each semester. These activities provide opportunities to learn the latest tobacco control strategies as well as networking and sharing ideas across the state. For more information, sign up for STOPS eNews, and check out our Calendar and Newsroom often!
5. Plan and Publicize Your Events
Start planning a campus-wide event to raise awareness about tobacco use, the growing number of students who don't smoke, and available prevention and cessation resources. Contact Maryland S.T.O.P.S. to invite other campuses to attend and have your movement and events added to our website.
6. Have Fun!
Show people how fun a tobacco-free lifestyle can be.