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Tobacco Use Prevention Education -TUPE


The Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) program strives to reduce youth tobacco, e-cigarette, and vape use by helping students make informed decisions through research-based curriculum and activities that educate, build social skills, and develop youth leadership to empower the next generation of tobacco-free advocates.  In support of the wellness of all members of our community, the Marin County Office of Education collaborates with schools and districts to achieve and maintain tobacco-free certification and to provide instruction and activities that raise awareness of the risks associated with tobacco use.



Tobacco-Free Certification
California Health and Safety Code 104420 requires that all California public schools prohibit the use of tobacco/nicotine products at any time on any district-owned or leased property, including vehicles, regardless of a district's tobacco-free certification status.  MCOE supports schools in achieving and maintaining tobacco-free certification. Information about certification and a list of tobacco-free certified districts can be found on the California Department of Education website.
Please contact MCOE for tobacco-free school/facility signs.



Cessation Resources

The California Smokers' Help Line offers free services for teens and adults that include: self-help materials and one-on-one counseling over the phone. Services are available in multiple languages.

      • English: 1-800-NO BUTTS (1-800-662-8887)
      • Spanish: 1-800-45 NO FUME (1-800-456-6386)
      • Chewing Tobacco: 1-800-844-CHEW (1-800-844-2439) Smart Phone Apps: NCI QuitPal, QuitSTART, QuitGuide
Smokefree TXT Support for Teens: Text QUIT to iQuit (47848)

Become an EX

Marin County Resources to Reduce Nicotine Addiction (Marin Health & Human Services)




Stylish New Vaping Devices Entice Students Into Unhealthy Habits - KPIX 5/13/18

Marin Educators Sound Warning on Vaping Devices - Marin IJ 3/26/18



Visit the Marin TUPE Consortium website for more news and information!



For further Information contact:
Kristen Marcucci
Marin County Office of Education
Tobacco Use Prevention Education Coordinator | 415.491.6685