Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Marin County Tobacco Education Program, Marin County Department of Health and Human Services,
Date (inclusive): 1990-1997
Collection number: MSS 96-03
Marin County Tobacco Education Program
1.25 linear ft.
University of California, San Francisco. Library.
Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Abstract: This collection documents the activities of the Tobacco Education Program of the Marin County Department of Health and Human
Physical location: Archives
The collection is available for use.
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Marin County Tobacco Education Program, Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, MSS 96-03, Archives & Special
Collections, UCSF Library & CKM
The Marin County Tobacco Education Program Papers were given to the Tobacco Control Archives by Elizabeth Emerson in increments
over the period of 1996-1998.
The Tobacco Education Program of the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (MCTEP) is one of the Local Lead
Agencies (LLAs) designated by the California State legislature through the California Department of Health, Tobacco Control
Section, to create tobacco education programs and receive Proposition 99 educational moneys. Proposition 99 was a California
statewide referendum passed in 1988 that raised the excise tax on tobacco sales. Proposition 99 added an additional 25-cent
tax on each package of cigarettes and a proportional tax increase on other tobacco products. This tax raised California's
tobacco tax to be among the highest in the United States and designated that a portion of the tax moneys would go for anti-tobacco
health education projects. As an LLA, MCTEP coordinates local tobacco education activities. It gives technical assistance
and training upon request to community clinics, libraries, school nurses, city governments and organizations serving the public,
and to counselors working with youth.
Scope and Content of Collection
This collection documents the activities of the Tobacco Education Program of the Marin County Department of Health and Human
Services (MCTEP). The materials range from MCTEP's first comprehensive Tobacco Control Plan, finished in 1990, to the 1996-1998
plan created at the end of 1996. In addition to the plans, the collection includes copies of the status or progress reports
submitted by MCTEP to the California Department of Health Services, Tobacco Control Section on an annual or bi-annual basis,
and the Local Lead Agency Guidelines issued by the state in 1992. It also includes sample educational and program materials
created by the agency and materials documenting the passage and enforcement of local tobacco legislation. The remainder of
the collection includes a few pro-tobacco documents MCTEP received and a small collection of non-print materials including
three videotapes, an infant shirt with non-smoking message in Spanish, and a deck of anti-smoking playing cards.
The collection is divided into 5 series: Plans, Status Reports, Informational & Education Materials, Pro-Tobacco Materials,
and Non-Print Materials. All records are arranged chronologically except for the non-print material.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Health Education--Law and Legislation--California
Smoking--Prevention and Control--California
California. Department of Health Services