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    Model Smoking Prevention Program (MSPP):

  • MSPP is a comprehensive tobacco prevention program that also addresses tobacco products such as e-cigarettes. It is designed to be taught in 5th-9th grade classrooms. MSPP is based on a social influences model of prevention that focuses on the social and psychological factors that have been shown to promote the onset of tobacco and other drug use. The objectives of this program are to build on the students’ skills and behaviors rather than simply increase their knowledge, beliefs or motivations.


    MSPP covers resistance to peer-pressure, decision-making and communication skills. It also provides students with the negative consequences of smoking, advertising techniques, and positive aspects of not using tobacco.


    The Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) grant requires that all 6th-8th grade students participate in the program each year. Participating teachers should submit the activity report form to Prevention Programs once all sessions have been completed.


    MSPP curriculum consists of:

    • Six (6) 45-minute classroom sessions

    • Detailed instructions for each lesson and interactive activities to involve students

    • Online PDF version of the curriculum is also available upon request

    • Easy to use downloadable PowerPoint presentations incorporating engaging video clips and group discussion are stored in the SJUSD Employee Portal

      • If you have begun lessons, use this previously provided link to Google Drive

      • If you have not yet begun lessons, it is recommended that you use this updated link with curriculum updates to include e-cigarette information

    SJUSD Prevention Programs staff will provide printed versions of worksheets and training to participating teachers/staff upon request and/or delivery of one or more lessons on a first-come, first-served basis.


    More MSPP information can be found at www.hazelden.org/web/public/trainingmspp.page or by contacting SJUSD Prevention Specialist Mariela Silva at (916) 979-8606.

Last Modified on March 14, 2017