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Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE)

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The purpose of the TUPE program is to reduce youth tobacco use by helping students make healthful tobacco-related decisions through tobacco-specific educational instruction and activities that build knowledge as well as social skills and youth development assets.

While the primary focus of the program is tobacco prevention, including e-cigarettes/vape pens, our strategies are comprehensive and include information on alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs.  Students are also building a wide variety of important and relevant skills including communication, planning, public speaking, and decision-making.

Contra Costa County's TUPE program includes classroom-based substance abuse prevention programs, intervention and cessation services, and youth development activities, such as peer education.

UPcoming Events

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2021-22 Family and Community Engagement Series - Webinars and Workshops

On November 16 and 18 we will host our first interactive workshops for parents/families: Parenting During a Pandemic. We will utilize break-out rooms for small group conversation and engaging activities.

Tuesday, November 16; 6:00-7:30 PM (English)

Thursday, November 18; 6:00-7:30 PM (Spanish)

No cost to attend; pre-registration required.

Workshop Registration (English)

Workshop Registration (Spanish)

View our save-the-date flyer for all of our 2021-22 webinars and virtual workshops.

Please contact if you have any questions. 


Emily Justice

Contra Costa County Office of Education

TUPE Manager


  • California Smokers' HelpLine: Free services for teens and adults, including self-help materials and one-on-one counseling.  Services are available in multiple languages.   Contra Costa County folks can dial 2-1-1 for direct referrals.  
    See 2-1-1 Flyer.
  • English: 1-800-NO BUTTS 
  • Spanish: 1-800-45 NO FUME 
  • Chew Tobacco: 1-800-844-CHEW 

  • Smart Phone Apps: NCI QuitPal, QuitSTART, QuitGuide
  • Smokefree TXT Support for Teens: Text QUIT to iQuit (47848)