Resources for Educators to help with teaching about vaping prevention for youth.

TUPE Curriculum

The Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit is recommended by the TUPE grant for grades 9th-12th. The CATCH My Breath Curriculum is recommended by the TUPE Grant for grades 5th-8th. CATCH My Breath Videos were purchased for grades 6th and 7th/8th. Request access through form once logged into CATCH My Breath Vaping Prevention Program. However, all resources in both programs do have information for 6th-12th grades and can be used as needed.

Please do the Pre Survey with students prior to implementing the curriculum in the classroom. Follow-up with the Post Survey with students once lessons are completed.

You and Me, Together Vape-Free Curriculum

6 Lessons, each providing activites, online quiz games and worksheets in addition to presentations, resources, and other materials aimed at preventing and reducing e-cigarette use. 

The Stanford Cannabis/Marijuana Awareness & Prevention Toolkit

Our new Smart Talk: Cannabis Prevention & Awareness Curriculum, which is part of the Stanford Cannabis Awareness & Prevention Toolkit, is a 5-lesson theory-based and evidence-informed curriculum created by the Stanford REACH Lab as well as by our Youth Action Board, educators, healthcare providers, and scientists across the U.S.

TUPE Canvas Courses

In collaboration with the California Department of Education, the Orange County Department of Education’s TUPE Capacity Building Project has developed a variety of courses focused on effective TUPE program implementation and informative tobacco prevention resources.

CATCH My Breath

This evidence-based program was shown to substantially reduce students’ likelihood of vaping in the year following program implementation. Students also showed a significant increase in knowledge of the dangers of vaping and an increase in positive perceptions about choosing a vape-free lifestyle.

Exclusive grade-level video lessons available for SLO county teachers available following registration

CA Healthy Kids Resources Center

The CA He​althy Kids Resources Center​​ provides access to educational resources that can be borrowed at no cost, including curricula, books, video, and audio. 

California Health Framework

The primary purpose of this website and the Health Education Framework is to offer guidance to teachers of health education that will assist them in addressing significant changes to health instruction as reflected in the 2008 Health Education Standards, as well as more recent key initiatives and legislation.

Watch the Music Notes Anti-Vaping Presentation

This presentation is paid for by the San Luis Obispo County TUPE Grant for students in 6th-8th grades to view. Please email if you do not have the password.

Intervention/Alternative to Suspension

Healthy Futures: An Alternative to Suspension

The Healthy Futures/Alternative to Suspension Curriculums are geared for students who have been caught using e-cigarettes (or really any tobacco product) and/or for any students who are interested in trying to quit.  

We have 2 versions:  OUR Healthy Futures is to be taught by an educator, counselor, advisor, or another adult in small group settings.  We have 2-, and 4-hour options.  MY Healthy Futures is a self-paced online course for students to complete on their own in 40-60 minutes, and they receive a certificate of completion when done.  

Sequence: Self-Paced Online Course or 2 & 4 hr Group curricula available

Grades: Middle (7/8) and high school (9-12​)

Click here for training opportunities

YVAPE: An Alternative to Suspension

The Youth Vaping Alternative Program Education (YVAPE) is an alternative to suspension program for students facing disciplinary action for vaping in California public schools. It utilizes phone counseling sessions and educational materials to establish a relationship with students, help them learn about their vaping behavior, and promote a dialogue between students and parents.

Sequence: Two 20-minute counseling sessions and 30-60 minutes of videos and discussion

Grades: Middle (7/8) and high school (9-12​)

YVAPE services are provided for FREE. Consent required by school administrator, student and parent. YVAPE can be used as an intervention and is not considered a cessation program.  Please use Kick it CA for cessation services.



Intervention for Nicotine Dependence: Education, Prevention, Tobacco and Health (INDEPTH) was developed by the American Lung Association in partnership with the Prevention Research Center of West Virginia University. INDEPTH is an interactive program that teaches students about nicotine dependence, establishing healthy alternatives and how to move past nicotine addiction.

Sequence: Four 50-minute sessions

Grades: Middle (7/8) and high school (9-12​)

Click here for training opportunities


Youth Development

Friday Night Live

Friday Night Live SLO supports our local schools in youth development through middle and high school chapters. Friday Night Live programs utilize a Youth Development Framework, in which adults and youth work together, in partnership, towards programming that is youth-led and youth-driven. Youth Development is the ongoing process in which youth are engaged in building the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and experiences that prepare them for the present and future.

California Youth Advocacy Network

Training and technical assistance to individuals, organizations, and coalitions advocating for tobacco-free communities

No Barriers

No Barriers has a number of courses, each designed to entice growth and development within the people who face adversity on a daily basis. Everyone from our youth, to our veterans face seemingly impossible barriers, but it’s how you overcome them that truly defines you.

Here’s your chance to become the master of your own destiny and take on a course that teaches you how to overcome barriers, view challenges in a new light and join a community of inspirational people who have faced adversity time and time again!

You’ve just got to decide which course is for you!

TUPE Videos

TUPE Games


smokeSCREEN: A smoking and vaping prevention videogame on a mission to prevent youth smoking and vaping

Beatnic Boulevard

Introducing BeatNic Boulevard – San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools’ first mobile video game that teaches tobacco-use prevention education.

Get In Touch

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3350 Education Drive
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

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