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Realize your Potential

S.T.O.P.S. Links

Contact Us

Linda Smith
SAF Department
Tobacco Grant Coordinator

College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
P.O. Box 910
La Plata , MD 20646


Students Together Organizing Prevention Strategies

About Us

Marylandís college and university tobacco control coalitions have united to create healthier, tobacco-free campuses across the state by building relationships with other campuses, offering prevention and education initiatives, establishing and supporting policies, and sustaining diverse involvement.

The S.T.O.P.S. initiative allows for:

  • The development of a peer education model program to be utilized for tobacco education as well as other lifestyle choices amongst the CSM community.
  • Student led activities that meet the goal of promoting positive behavior changes, promotion of smoke free behavior as a norm, and social activism on campus and in the community.
  • Engaging the campus in discussions about personal rights and the development of stronger tobacco policies on campus with the ultimate goal being the promotion of a tobacco free environment at the college.
  • Increasing the awareness and availability of cessation programs and services.
  • Assisting in the development of professional behaviors in students that coupled with their academic work, will enhance their professional opportunities and employability.

For more information contact:
Nila Straka
SAF Department Tobacco Grant Coordinator

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene