A one-stop guide for TUPE Site Coordinators working to reduce youth tobacco use and empower the next generation of tobacco-free advocates.
Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit (Middle & High School students) is a theory-based and evidence-informed educational resource created by educators and researchers aimed at preventing middle and high school students’ use of tobacco products. The Toolkit contains a set of modules focused on e-cigarettes and vapes, messages on nicotine addiction, information and resources concerning positive youth development, and school policies that provide information about school tobacco policies and tobacco control efforts.
Project TND (Alternative Education and High School) Project TND is an effective, interactive classroom-based substance abuse prevention program that is based on more than two decades of successful research at the University of Southern California. Project TND focuses on three factors that predict tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use, violence-related behaviors, and other problem behaviors among youth, including:
Motivation factors (i.e., students' attitudes, beliefs, expectations, and desires regarding drug use);
Skills (effective communication, social self-control, and coping skills); and
Decision-making (i.e., how to make decisions that lead to health-promoting behaviors).
The TUPE program focuses its anti-tobacco campaigns at school sites during the following awareness events:
Red Ribbon Week is a national awareness campaign that works to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.
Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism where young people are encouraged to host events that work towards a tobacco-free society.