TUPE (Tobacco-Use Prevention Education)
In November 1988, California voters approved Proposition 99 which increased taxes on tobacco products. The tax revenues are used to support efforts of California’s Tobacco Control Program in order to de-normalize the use of tobacco. The Tobacco Control program involves schools, health departments and community based organizations. The Department of Education’s TUPE program is designed specifically to reduce and prevent the use of tobacco by youth.
The NCOE Coordinator of Safety, Wellness and Prevention works directly with all the districts to ensure that programs, curriculum and projects are in place to promote tobacco free decisions by our young people. The available funding for TUPE in the districts now comes directly through a competitive grant process. NCOE has been successful in securing grants for tobacco use prevention for many years. In addition, NCOE has developed a curriculum, Triple T, which is designated as an approved innovative curriculum by the Safe and Healthy Kids Program Office, CA Dept of Education.
Project Triple T Revisited
Too Good for Tobacco Project
Too Good for Drugs™ K–8 is a school-based prevention program designed to reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use and violence among students.. The curriculum includes ten 30- to 60-minute lessons Too Good for Drugs™ has been designated a Model Program by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). For more information on the Too Good for Drugs™ curriculum, visit http://www.mendezfoundation.org/
FRESH START CESSATION Program