Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE)

  • The  Safe Schools  Substance Prevention Program, funded by, Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) strives to reduce youth tobacco, e-cigarette, vape, drug, and alcohol use by helping students make informed decisions through tobacco and substance abuse prevention instruction and activities.

    In support of the wellness of all members of our community, the Marin County Office of Education provides the following technical assistance and support to Marin schools and districts:

    • Youth Development Activities Training and Support
    • Peer Education Prevention Activities Training and Support
    • Intervention Resources, Training, and Support
    • Collection of Cal Safe Schools Climate Data, Strategies, and Support
    • Tobacco-free schools certification
    • Evaluation of Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Prevention and Intervention program activities
    • Collaboration with community partners in the prevention and intervention of the use of substances
    • Alternative to Suspension Process Training and Support


    MCOE Hosts TUPE MS & HS Peer Education Workshop Taught by Redwood HS TUPE Peer Educators 

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    RHS Students under the leadership of Social Studies Teacher and TUPE Peer Education guru, Jonathan Hirsch led the entire workshop. It is amazing to see how accomplished our Marin students are!


    Artwork created by TUPE Peer Educators for the Marin County TUPE Peer Educator Showcase June 6th, 2022

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    Video about the side effects of drugs

    "Alice in Drugderland" Nicasio Elementary 8th graders


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    Redwood HS students recruitng for TUPE Peer Education

    Become a Redwood HS TUPE Peer Educator 


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    by John Peitz, TUPE Peer Educator Tamiscal HS


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    Poster about all smoke is bad

    by "Izzy" School to Career Intern @ Desire to Inspire Studios  


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    by "Izzy" School to Career Intern @ Desire to Inspire Studios   


    Parent Guide: Vaping Prevention

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    The Tobacco Industry has hooked millions of teens on nicotine, risking their lung and brain health. (TobaccofreeCA)


    Effective Talking Points for your Teen about House Rules

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    What Parents Can Do to Prevent Underage Vaping & THC Use


    News Release - January 26, 2022 - How could a child tell an edible from a real piece of candy or cookie?

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    More Young Kids are Getting Sick from Cannibus Edibles (NY Times)


    News Release - January 16, 2022 - Teen with Double Lung Transplant - Vaping

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    Dangers of Vaping (Mayo Clinic)


    Learning Brain vs. Survival Brain: Understanding Trauma (for teachers)

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    Supporting Students with Adverse Childhood Experiences


Intervention Support