Tobacco Use Prevention Education
Mary Jo Utterback, Program Coordinator, (858) 521-2835
High Schools - Grades 9-12
Middle Schools - Grades 6-8
The Tobacco Use Prevention Education program provides education about the harmful effects of tobacco use and helps students develop skills to avoid tobacco use with education, support, and cessation tools, in collaboration with parents, community events, and other agencies.
Prevention education is provided to students to help them build skills to avoid tobacco use. Goal setting and decision-making are foundations for prevention, along with the effects of peer pressure, the influence of social media/media literacy, and the harmful effects of tobacco use. At the secondary level, tobacco cessation classes are provided in addition to continued prevention education.