Smoking and Tobacco Outreach/Prevention Program (STOPP)

Healthier Stores for Our Community.

STOPP works in partnership with the community to promote a healthy and tobacco-free San Joaquin County for all those who live, work, and play in our communities.

San Joaquin County Considering Ordinance Pertaining to the Sale of Vaping Products and Flavored Tobacco Products

The San Joaquin Board of Supervisors has asked STOPP to host a community engagement sessions for feedback on a proposed vaping and flavors ordinance. This ordinance, developed in collaboration with the District Attorney, would apply to the unincorporated areasof San Joaquin County.

Below is a copy of proposed ordinance.

DRAFT Proposed San Joaquin County Ordinance :

Sale of Vaping Products and Flavored Tobacco products

Community and Stakeholder Engagement Summary Report For Proposed Ordinance Pertaining to the Sale of Vaping and Flavored Tobacco Products in San Joaquin County

Due to COVID-19 response activities, STOPP staff’s presentation to the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors that summarizes the Virtual Community and Stakeholder Engagement Session conducted by WebEx on June 10, 2020, has been delayed.

The date this report will be presented to the Board of Supervisors will be announced upon confirmation.

Additional Resource:

Vaping in San Joaquin County Report - Policy Options for Restricting the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products

For more information, email STOPP at

STOPP 2017-2021 Areas of Focus:

1. Healthier Stores for Our Community

Healthier Stores for Our Community

Tobacco products are disproportionately sold and marketed to youth, LGBTQ communities, and communities of color. In addition, flavored and mentholated tobacco usage rates are among the highest in these communities. STOPP is working to reduce smoking initiation among youth and young adults of the African American, Hispanic, and LGBTQ communities, and to create healthier retail environments. STOPP will collaborate with stakeholders, community partners, and county residents to decide how and where tobacco products are sold in their communities. Additionally STOPP will partner with the local CalFresh Healthy Living Program to encourage retailers to provide healthier options to their communities, through our Refresh San Joaquin project. To obtain more information about our local retail environments, please click the link for more information.

2. Tobacco-Free Campus for Our Students

Tobacco-Free Campus for Our Students

STOPP worked with the University of Pacific (UOP) to adopt a 100% smoke-free campus policy - to prohibit smoking in all outdoor locations on the campus. The Goal : To protect the health and well-being of those who live, work, and visit the UOP campus by creating a clean-air environment.

Learn more about UOP's Smoke, Vaping and Tobacco-Free Policy.

3. Community Engagement

Community Engagement

STOPP is enthusiastic about engaging youth and adults across the county in tobacco control efforts. STOPP staff and current coalition members collaborate with community partners and organizations across the region to host workshops and trainings to broaden community capacity to advocate for change in their communities. Fill out the STOPP Membership Form to join our community coalition.

4. Resources for Current Smokers Who Want to Quit

Resources for Current Smokers Who Want to Quit

STOPP is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all those who live, work, and play in San Joaquin County. In collaboration with community organizations and healthcare systems, STOPP will work to increase access and availability to cessation resources to those who want to quit.

 For the STOPP Smoking Helpline call 209.468-2415 or toll free at 1-800-540-6775.

For a list of additional cessation resources, please click the link below:

 Current Quit Smoking/Cessation Resource List.
 Tobacco Cessation Resource Toolkit for Dental Providers

Additional Resources:

 STOPP Brochure, click here.
 STOPP Membership Application, click here.

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