Tobacco Use Prevention Program (TUPP)

posted Feb 1, 2013, 2:30 PM by County Website   [ updated Mar 9, 2021, 2:44 PM by Cristina Ocegueda ]

TUPP Program 
The Del Norte County Tobacco Use Prevention Program is a part of the Public Health Branch's prevention team. The program is funded by the California Tobacco Tax Initiative, Prop 99, with program oversight provided by the California Tobacco Control Program. It is also funded through Prop 56. The overall goal of the program is to reduce involuntary exposure to second-hand smoke and to educate the public on the dangers of tobacco use.

The program obtains its local objectives from community members and then studies and surveys local tobacco trends to assist in local policy development. Current objectives include limiting the location of new tobacco retailers around schools, parks, and youth centers and facilitating the establishment of smoke-free apartment communities. Limiting the location of where one can smoke and obtain cigarettes has proven to limit the number of new smokers and to help those that smoke, quit.

Numerous organizations have adopted smoke-free/tobacco-free policies to include, but not limited to, the Del Norte County Fairgrounds, the City of Crescent City, the Farmers Market, Family Resource Center, Sutter Coast Hospital and the Del Norte County Wellness Center. Because of these policy adoptions, the smoking rate in Del Norte County has seen a decline in the number of people smoking and instead choosing to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Quitting help:
  • Teen smokers: 1-800-662-8887
  • Adult smokers: 1-800-NO-BUTTS
  • Chewers: 1-800-844-CHEW
  • Espanol: 1-800-45-NO-FUME (1-800-456-6386)
  • TDD/TTY Hearing Impaired:  1-800-933-4TDD (1-800-933-4833)

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