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Who is Resist?


Resist is a youth-led, statewide movement created to FIGHT against the tobacco industry’s influence on Kansans.
We know that we are targets for Big Tobacco Companies’ deceitful marketing tactics and we REFUSE to fall into their trap. We recognize and resist against big tobacco influences and we are DETERMINED to reduce tobacco-use rates in Kansas.


Resist advocates for the de-normalization of tobacco use among Kansas’ youth and unites communities to create one voice to stand up against the tobacco industry. Youth not only participate in tobacco control prevention activities structured by this program, but they help design and implement them utilizing the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Best Practices for Youth Engagement. This program was designed to influence both the state and local levels of tobacco control and prevention.
Resist is made possible with the support of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition and the Kansas Health Foundation.

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Youth Council

When we say youth-led, we mean it!

Are you interested in being a tobacco control leader in your community and at the state level?

Do you want to prevent your peers from using tobacco?

Do you enjoy working with youth and adults who are as passionate as you are?

Do you want to make a positive impact on others?

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Standing Up…

…for something you believe in takes courage, and becoming part of something that makes a positive impact on others can be extremely rewarding.

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