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Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Nancy Kotowski, County Superintendent of Schools

Overview

The TUPE program provides funding for programs in grades six through twelve through a competitive application process for tobacco-specific student instruction, reinforcement activities, special events, and intervention and cessation programs for students. All LEAs that are certified as having a fully implemented tobacco-free school district board policy are eligible to apply for funding. Programs are locally developed, but they are expected to align with the federal Principles of Effectiveness, the recommended California guidelines for tobacco prevention in Getting Results and Health Framework for California Public Schools.

Purpose/Objectives

The purpose of the TUPE program is to reduce youth tobacco use by helping young people make healthful tobacco-related decisions through tobacco-specific, research-validated educational instruction and activities that build knowledge as well as social skills and youth development assets. Collaboration with community-based tobacco control programs is an integral part of program planning. The school, parents, and the larger community must be involved in the program so that students will be aware of a cohesive effort and concern for their health and, consequently, their ability to succeed in school.

Resources

E-Cigarette Ads Don't Make Tobacco Smoking More Attractive To Kids
http://www.science20.com/news_articles/ecigarette_ads_dont_make_tobacco_smoking_more_attractive_to_kids-163608

Study: E-cigarettes don't help smokers quit
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/e-cigarettes-dont-help-smokers-quit-study/

The Most Important New California Laws of 2016
https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/01/01/the-most-significant-new-laws-of-2016/

Almost half of U.S. teens are exposed to secondhand smoke, study finds - CNN.com
http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/11/health/secondhand-smoke-teens/index.html

Why the war on drugs should take cues from our battle against smoking
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/our-success-against-smoking-should-serve-as-the-model-for-the-war-on-drugs/2015/12/29/a1d9f5de-aa46-11e5-9b92-dea7cd4b1a4d_story.html

E-Cigarette Use Among Never-Smoking California Students
http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2015.302899

E-cigarette explosions prompt three lawsuits in California
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-e-cigarette-lawsuits-20151119-story.html

Guest commentary: Vaping isn't the same as tobacco and shouldn't be treated as such
http://www.contracostatimes.com/opinion/ci_29167215/guest-commentary-vaping-isnt-same-tobacco-and-shouldnt

Tobacco, Vaping Companies Fail to Warn Public of Cancer Dangers: Lawsuit
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Tobacco-Vaping-Companies-Fail-to-Warn-Public-of-Cancer-Dangers-Lawsuit-351764481.html

Smokeless tobacco users exposed to more nicotine, cancer-causing chemical
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/20/us-health-tobacco-smokeless-idUSKCN0T92YE20151120#mr5x8O21jiKS9uEC.97

For teens and tobacco, out of sight might mean out of mind
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/24/us-health-teens-tobacco-idUSKBN0TD22U20151124#OHQjUckfI8s8plxy.97

Contaminating Our Bodies With Everyday Products
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/29/opinion/sunday/contaminating-our-bodies-with-everyday-products.html?emc=edit_tnt_20151129&nlid=20388907&tntemail0=y

E-cigarette Facts You Need to Know
http://www.consumerreports.org/health/e-cigarette-facts-you-need-to-know?EXTKEY=NH5BS00H&utm_source=acxiom&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20151120_nsltr_healthalertnov2015

Can E-Cigarettes Save Lives?
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/17/opinion/can-e-cigarettes-save-lives.html?emc=edit_tnt_20151017&nlid=20388907&tntemail0=y

Smokeless Tobacco Use Found Higher Among Student-Athletes
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/04/us/smokeless-tobacco-use-found-higher-among-student-athletes.html?ref=topics

Teens using e-cigarettes may be more likely to start smoking tobacco
http://www.nih.gov/news/health/aug2015/nida-18.htm

 Sailors, families, and youth face misconceptions about "E-cigs"
https://health.mil/News/Gallery/Photos/2015/08/14/Sailors-Kicking-Habit-Navy-Families-and-Youth-Must-Face-Misconceptions

 

Contacts

Cathy Cranson

Educational Administrator, Special Projects
lcranson@montereycoe.org
Phone: 831.784.4155

Gail Kuehl

Secretary II
gkuehl@montereycoe.org
Phone: 831.755.0368

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