Research suggests that school policies prohibiting tobacco use, when consistently enforced, are an essential part of lowering teen tobacco use rates. In accordance with California Assembly Bill ABX2-9, all LEAs that receive TUPE funding must adopt and enforce a tobacco-free campus policy.
Applicants for TUPE funding must have been certified by CDE as having met the tobacco-free school district criteria. This certification must be valid at least through
July 1 of the year of application.
If the documentation is satisfactory, the County TUPE Coordinator secures it for recordkeeping and submits a Certification Form to CDE for approval. COEs submit documentation and a Certification Form for direct approval by CDE.
The Public Health Law Center supports commercial tobacco control policy change and the commercial tobacco control movement throughout the United States, developing resources on the most effective legal and policy measures that health leaders and policymakers can use to control the epidemic of commercial tobacco use in the United States and abroad.
Public Health Law Center -
Commercial Tobacco-Free K-12 School Model Policy
CDE - Tobacco-Free Certification Status - List of Districts and COEs
CDE - Tobacco-Free School District Certification Form
CDE - Instructions for Completion of Tobacco-Free Certification Documents
CDE - Sample Memo of Assurance of Compliance with Tobacco-Free Policy
OCDE - Sample Guidance on Communicating Policies and Promoting Cessation
OCDE - Sample Narrative Form for Policy Communication and Cessation Promotion