Youth Tobacco Prevention Programs

Youth Tobacco Prevention Programs in the Office of Tobacco Prevention and Cessation helps Maricopa County youth advance tobacco-free living in their schools and communities. Our team can provide coalition infrastructure and opportunities through technical support, education, resources, and a safe place to help bring progress to students' efforts. 

Members of the Students Taking a New Direction (STAND) Youth Coalition in a meetingStudents Taking a New Direction (STAND) Youth Coalition

STAND is Arizona's statewide anti-tobacco youth coalition working to provide a safe environment for high school aged students. Members work to raise awareness about the dangers of tobacco use among their friends, in their schools, in their communities and with their local governments. Students who participate in STAND gain skills in leadership, advocacy, collaboration and experience shaping tobacco policy.

Our team can provide support, such as:

  • Offer guidance engaging in community-based policy activities.
  • Provide opportunities for students to coordinate events and educational awareness.
  • Equip students with the resources to take part in tobacco control issues.
  • Provide support stipends to School STAND Coordinator and club funding.

Empowered Youth Leaders

For students who want to become involved virtually, the Empowered Youth Leaders program accepts applications year-round for teens ages 14-17. Learn more about the Empowered Youth Leaders program.

  1. Office of Tobacco Prevention and Cessation