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tobacco use prevention education (TUPE)

Engaging students in fun and exciting activities that equip them with a better understanding of the danger of tobacco use and the impact on themselves and their community.



The door decorating contest is an intinional effort to engage elementary school youth in fun, relevant, educational activities. Students decorate their classroom doors incorporating the theme “Smoking is despicable.”  Their collective creativity inspired many glamorous doors screen above. Seen below is the winners, Ms. Wards class!

The Targeted Prevention and Intervention Unit understands the importance of health and wellness for all students and acknowledges the challenges and barriers that youth face on a daily basis.  Our goal is to equip all SCUSD students, with an intentional focus on grades 6th – 12th, with a better understanding of the danger of tobacco use and the impact on themselves and the community. Through our collaboration with the following partners: Always Knocking, Inc., Earth Mama Healing, Inc., People Reaching Out (PRO), La Familia Counseling Center, Center for Multicultural Cooperation California (CMCC), Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) and Kaiser, SCUSD students have the opportunity to engage in fun and exciting activities both on their sites and within their communities.  



Include, but are not limited to:


  • Minnesota Smoking Prevention Program

  • Girls Empowered

  • Brief Intervention Services

  • Cessation Services

  • Tobacco related activities and special events

  • Community engagement opportunities


Students have the opportunity to participate in meaningful, social gatherings with peers to actively engage and/or give feedback on school site initiatives around tobacco, drug and alcohol usage.  Some of the various clubs and events include:


  • Friday Night Live

  • Club Live

  • Red Ribbon Week

  • Hackademy Awards

  • Don’t Buy the Lie

  • Nightmare on Nicotine Street

  • Go B’Nanas

  • Community Service

  • Youth Tobacco Advisory Council





Youth Tobacco Advisory Council (YTAC)

In alignment with SCUSD’s Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) programming, the Youth Tobacco Advisory Committee (YTAC) is a collaborative of SCUSD students working together to address school and community issues related to tobacco and other drug use.

If you have a student who may need some additional support or guidance around TUPE related issues, please submit a referral HERE

To learn more about TUPE please contact Miamah Reed (916) 643-7934 or

This bill extends the applicability of under-age tobacco provisions from persons under 18 to persons under 21 years of age.

AB 10


Raised the minimum smoking age from 18 to 21 in California. This new law applies to both traditional tobacco products as well as e-cigarettes.

SB 7


Categorizes e-cigarettesas a tobacco product, and must be regulated similar to cigarettes and other tobacco products

SB 5



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