About the Project

STOMP (Students Together Moving to Prevent Tobacco Use) is a multifaceted school-based program that aims to reduce and prevent tobacco and nicotine use (including e-cigarette and vaping) among Canadian youth within their school community at a point in their lives when youth are establishing healthy habits and behaviours. The program is designed to be equity-driven and culturally responsive through developing an understanding of the inter-related factors influencing tobacco and nicotine use in school-aged youth. There are currently six school community sites across Canada, with 15+ sites anticipated by Fall 2023.

Dr. Kate Storey and the SIRCLE lab team are leading a process evaluation of STOMP in school communities across Canada. This research is focused on understanding the implementation process from the perspective of individuals working within STOMP school communities. STOMP engages the school community and partners in developing strategies to cultivate healthy, smoke-free school communities using a Comprehensive School Health (CSH) approach.

STOMP school communities are located across Canada, representing school communities which are unique and diverse. Through data generation with a variety of individuals (i.e., students, educators, school staff), this research is focused on understanding the process of implementing a school-based smoking cessation and prevention program, within STOMP school communities.

For more information about this project, contact: sircle@ualberta.ca

For more information about STOMP, visit: www.phecanada.ca/programs/stomp