Tobacco Use Prevention Program (TUPP)

The Del Norte County Tobacco Use Prevention Program (TUPP) is funded by the California Tobacco Tax Initiative (Prop 99) and the Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act (Prop 56) with program oversight provided by the California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP). The overall goal of the program is to reduce involuntary exposure to second-hand smoke and to provide outreach and education to the public on the harms 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:

  • Facilitating the establishment of smoke-free apartment communities
  • Limiting tobacco promoting influences 
  • Limiting the location of where one can use and obtain tobacco products
  • Promoting cessation services

Numerous organizations have adopted smoke-free/tobacco-free policies throughout Del Norte County, such as the smoke-free multiunit housing ordinances which protect tenants in multi unit dwellings from exposure to secondhand and thirdhand smoke exposure. Through policies like the smoke-free multiunit housing ordinances and the tobacco retail license ordinances, Del Norte County is making its way to becoming a healthier and more tobacco-free community.

Banner with large text reading '1 in 5 people...' overlaid on an image background. Text overlay: 'Over 18 percent of adults in Del Norte County reported smoking in 2022. Source: 2022, California Health Interview Survey

Community Engagement 

For assistance with adopting or implementing smoke-free or tobacco-free policies, please contact the TUPP staff at the Public Health Branch. 

If you would like to help reduce tobacco-related disparities in Del Norte County, please consider participating in the Tobacco Free Del Norte Coalition. More information can be found at the website: Tobacco Free Del Norte Coalition

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Free Support to Quit

There has never been a better time to quit. For free support to quit tobacco use or nicotine use, visit Kick It California . Services are available in 7 languages, and for as young as age 13-- via call, chat, text, Amazon Alexa, and mobile apps.

  • English 1-800-300-8086 | Español 1-800-600-8191
  • Text “Quit Smoking” or “Quit Vaping” to 66819 | Envie “Dejar de Fumar” o “No Vapear” al 66819
  • TDD/TTY Hearing Impaired:  1-800-933-4TDD (1-800-933-4833)

Resources for Youth & Parents

Data from the California Healthy Kids Survey shows that 29% of students at non-traditional schools, 14% of 11th graders, 13% of 10 graders, and 4% of 7th graders reported current use of e-cigarettes. This demonstrates the importance of staying informed about the risks of vaping and having open conversations with youth about making healthy choices. Below are some informational websites to get connected and learn more about the risks of vaping and nicotine addiction. To find out how you can participate and make an impact in your community, check out the Tobacco Free Del Norte Coalition!

Resources for Tobacco Retailers

For tobacco retailers who are seeking additional support with the California Tobacco 21 Law, the California Flavor Tobacco Law, STAKE Act Retailer Education, or assistance with local Tobacco Retail License Ordinance regulations please contact the Tobacco Use Prevention Program.

Free Printables

*TUPP has these signs in stock in plastic or aluminum material and can provide them upon request. Please contact TUPP for more information.

County of Del Norte
Department of Health & Human Services
Social Services Branch Public Assistance /
Employment & Training Branch
880 Northcrest Drive
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone (707) 464-3191
Fax (707) 465-1783
880 Northcrest Drive
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone (707) 464-3191
Fax (707) 465-1783

Behavioral Health Branch

Public Health Branch
455 K Street
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 464-7224
(800) 446-4408 (toll free)
400 L Street
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone (707) 464-0861
Fax (707) 465-6701