Tobacco Prevention Program
Did you know that tobacco is the single most preventable cause of death in the nation?
The Tulare County Tobacco Prevention Program (TCTPP) is dedicated to reducing tobacco/nicotine use and protecting our residents from the harmful effects of secondhand and third hand (residual nicotine) smoke in Tulare County.
TCTPP program goals, or initiatives, that will help create a tobacco-free future:
- Establish a comprehensive tobacco retailer licensing (TRL) ordinance.
- Engage and expand the Tulare County Tobacco-Free Coalition.
- Strive to transform tobacco-related norms at healthcare facilities through the adoption and implementation of a voluntary smoke-free health care campus policy.
and to promote cessation services through and collaborate with local and state programs, as well as non-profit organizations.
Slick Rock Student Film Festival
The Slick Rock Student Film Festival was launched in 2002 by the Visalia Unified School District with the support of many community and technology partners, and the Tulare County Office of Education is carrying on the tradition.
The Project engages students in a positive and rewarding activity while fostering their creativity. The competition requires students to produce a video public service announcement relevant to the local community.
The Tulare County Tobacco-Free Coalition is a sponsor and supports public service announcements showing the health concerns associated with smoking and/or vaping flavored tobacco products.
The winners below were awarded in the Middle School & High School Category:
2022 Slick Rock PSA Winner - Was It All A Dream by Jasmine Garcia, Meriyah Oliver, Aston Aviles, Leila Pantoja, Tierra Jefferson, Luis Gurrola (West High School), Bakersfield, CA
Related Documents & Links
- The Great American Smokeout
The Great American Smokeout is a 24-hour challenge that encourages you and/or your loved ones to initiate the first step toward quitting cigarettes for life. If interested, please visit our educational booth on November 17, 2022, at the Visalia Health Care Center from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for more information and tips on how to quit smoking.
- Get Involved! TC Tobacco-Free Coalition
Join the Tulare County Tobacco Free Coalition and be part of the solution!
- Cessation Resources
Check out resources to help you quit smoking or vaping.
- Slick Rock Student Film Festival Past Winners
In this folder you will find archived Slick Rock Student Film Festival tobacco-related award winners.