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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.

Virtual Interactive Workshops


TUPE Manager

Request for Applications and General Questions

Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Office

Tobacco-Free Certification Questions

​Nicole Pineda

Fiscal Questions - County Technical Assistance (CTA)

Rachael Guttierez

​Fiscal Questions - Tier 2 Cohorts K, L, M

​Shalonn Woodard

​Fiscal Questions - Health Disparities and Tier 2 (2020-2023)

Teresha Chan-Walters


  • 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)
November 29th event
November 29th event