TUPE (Tobacco Use Prevention Education)
The mission of the TUPE program is to reduce the use of tobacco products by our students, enabling them to make more healthful tobacco-related decisions through tobacco specific educational instruction and activities.
LACES Magnet School offers the following TUPE Programs for our students:
A. Supplemental Tobacco and Cannabis Health Prevention Curriculum.
Health teachers will utilize the Tobacco Prevention Toolkit & Cannabis Awareness and Prevention Toolkit, a Stanford Medicine developed curriculum that has been aligned to the CDE's health standards.
B. TUPE Peer-to-Peer Educators
Student members will educate their peers on the health risks associated with the usage of tobacco and cannabis products (i.e. e-cigarettes and vaporizers). Students will receive guidance and support from the LACES TUPE Liason and after-school agency staff members for their peer presentations.
C. Youth Development
TUPE Leaders Empower and Advocate for Healthier Decisions (LEAHD) student members will create anti-tobacco and anti-cannabis (i.e. e-cigarettes and vaporizers) awareness campaigns throughout the school year to educate the school campus. Students will work with an after-school agency staff member to develop and implement these campaign events.
Our LACES TUPE Liaison (trained, certificated LACES staff member) will provide Brief Intervention (BI) for students who would benefit from this support. Brief intervention is a counseling type of intervention that consists of 2-4 sessions for students who use tobacco, nicotine and/or cannabis. Students will learn to take a more active and reflective role in the decisions about their own behavior, as well as develop a plan that will help them make decisions they see as beneficial.
Click the below link to send an email to LACES BI Support.
The following resources and health organizations can provide cessation services and support with highly qualified staff and volunteers.
For free services on how to quit tobacco and vaping, check out the following link:
If you would like to chat with a smoking cessation counselor, use the following link: