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UpRISE is Colorado’s Social Justice Tobacco Control Movement.
Designed to give our youth a voice against the advertising pressure of the tobacco industry, UpRISE members engage in youth-driven, community change.

Their mission is to expose the dangerous practices of the tobacco industry and increase awareness about why many youth use nicotine and other substances.

They identify root causes of nicotine use among youth in communities, researching solutions, and meeting with decision-makers to advocate for change. UpRISE recognizes the power of young people and amplifies their voices.
To get involved, contact Josephine Swift at