Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE)
The Tobacco Use Prevention Education Program supports projects directed at students in grades six through twelve, utilizing a competitive grant framework. These grants are designated for endeavors such as providing tobacco education, reinforcing anti-smoking messages, coordinating special events, and implementing interventions and cessation programs for students. The primary aim of the TUPE Program is to reduce youth tobacco usage by aiding young individuals in making well-informed decisions regarding tobacco. This objective is realized through the implementation of education that is custom-tailored for topics related to tobacco and grounded in validated research. This education encompasses activities that foster knowledge acquisition and the enhancement of social skills and youth development. The program also underscores the importance of collaborating with community-based tobacco control initiatives as an integral aspect of its planning.