Prevention Supports and Services
Tobacco Use Prevention and Education (TUPE)
The Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) program receives funding from California's Proposition 99. The program works to reduce tobacco use among youth by helping young people make healthful tobacco-related decisions. It aims to create collaborative relationships among education and community organizations to encourage healthy lifestyle choices, to create youth development opportunities and to offer resources and support for current smokers. Placer County Office of Education serves as the lead agency on a consortium of Placer County school districts committed to this end. Participating districts maintain Tobacco-Free Certification status, with district policy and systems in place to ensure tobacco-free campuses, vehicles and events.
Biennially, TUPE districts conduct the California Healthy Kids Survey to gain valuable information about the resiliency, protective factors and risk behaviors of Placer County youth. Placer County-wide reports highlight concerns and trends in the bigger picture.
Placer County Office of Education is committed to helping create the Next Generation of Tobacco-Free Youth. Please see links for community resources and additional material.
For more program information and to find out how to bring tobacco-free resources and presentations to your school or organization, please see contact information below.