Tobacco Use Prevention Education

Student Contest

The CourAGE Youth Health Coalition and TUPE are partnering with the Contra Costa MEDS Coalition on a "Life's Too Good To Be Wasted" student contest.  Contra Costa middle and high school students are eligible to participate by submitting art, video, or Instagram graphics that highlight the things in their lives that keep them substance free.  Submissions due no later than December 31, 2021, by 11:59 p.m. PST.  

For more information about this contest and to download fliers shown below visit:


flyer-Life's Too Good to be Wasted-English   flyer-Life's Too Good to be Wasted-Spanish  


TobaccNO! PSA

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TUPE Team Members


Program Manager Emily Justice
Curriculum Specialist Tiffani Mason
Intervention Specialist Marissa Frias
Youth Development Specialist Derrick Kirk
Youth Development Specialist Nicole Square
Administrative Assistant Leslie Holst
Administrative Assistant Chelsea Nakatani


TUPE Manager

Emily Justice

TUPE Administrative

Leslie Holst

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If you would like to request a training or presentation for your district, school, or organization, then please fill out our online request form.


Kick It California: Free services for teens and adults, including self-help materials and one-on-one counseling.  Services are available in multiple languages.   

Quit Smoking

Quit Vaping

Contra Costa County folks can dial 2-1-1 for direct referrals.  
See 2-1-1 Flyer.

Telephone Counseling:



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