PRESS  RELEASES
 
 
 
April 27, 2017 
SMOKERS’ RIGHTS GROUP OBJECTS TO NYC COUNCIL ANTI-SMOKER MEASURES
 
December 2, 2016 
SMOKERS’ RIGHTS GROUP TO SUE IF HUD RULE TO BAN SMOKING IN PUBLIC HOUSING  
IS NOT REVOKED BY TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
 
March 31, 2016 
PROTEST BANNER TO FLY ABOVE YANKEE STADIUM ON OPENING DAY IN REGARD TO SMOKELESS TOBACCO BAN
 
March 21, 2016 
''SMOKING IS NORMAL'' CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED AHEAD OF NYC COUNCIL PLAN TO BAN SMOKELESS TOBACCO
 
March 25, 2014 
SMOKERS' RIGHTS GROUP  FILES SUIT TO STOP NYC ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE (E-CIG) BAN
 
October 29, 2013 
SMOKERS' RIGHTS GROUP LAUNCHES FACEBOOK CAMPAIGN "COLLEGE AGED FOR ADULTHOOD"  
IN RESPONSE TO NYC COUNCIL'S PLAN TO INCREASE CIGARETTE SALES AGE TO 21 
 
October 11, 2013 
NYS PARKS DEPT'S OUTDOOR SMOKING BAN STRUCK DOWN IN COURT.  SMOKERS' RIGHTS GROUP PREVAILS IN LAWSUIT.
 
May 13, 2013 
SMOKERS' RIGHTS GROUP SAYS "NOT SO FAST" TO NYS PARKS RE SMOKING BAN
 
May 2, 2013 
STATEMENT BY SMOKERS' RIGHTS GROUP ON TODAY’S NYC COUNCIL HEARING TO RAISE CIGARETTE SALES AGE TO 21
 
April 22, 2013 
SMOKERS' RIGHTS GROUP RESPONDS TO NYC COUNCIL PROPOSAL  TO RAISE SMOKING AGE
 
July 24, 2012 
STATEMENT BY SMOKERS' RIGHTS GROUP ON SODA BAN HEARING HELD TODAY BY NYC DEPT. OF HEALTH
 
July 2, 2012 
SMOKERS’ RIGHTS GROUP SUES NEW YORK STATE PARKS DEPARTMENT OVER “NO SMOKING” SIGNS
 
May 29, 2012 
NYS PARKS DEPT SUSPENDS SMOKING BAN AFTER CHALLENGE BY SMOKERS' RIGHTS GROUP 
 
May 1, 2012 
SMOKERS' RIGHTS GROUP CHALLENGES THE LEGITIMACY OF BAN ON SMOKING IN NY STATE PARKS
 
November 7, 2011 
SMOKERS' RIGHTS GROUP RELEASES "CAIN CAMPAIGN FOR DUMMIES" VIDEO
 
May 26, 2011 
SMOKERS' RIGHTS GROUP TO HOLD A "SMOKE-IN THE PARK" IN RESPONSE TO OUTDOOR SMOKING BAN IN NYC
 
August 2, 2010 
SMOKERS' RIGHTS GROUP LAUNCHES "I SMOKE, I VOTE" WRITE-IN CAMPAIGN FOR ELECTION 2010
 
June 11, 2010 
ALBANY, STOP GROPING OUR BUTTS
 
March 10, 2010 
FDA TOBACCO ADVISORY COMMITTEE: 6 JOKERS IN A STACKED DECK
 
February 1, 2010 
NYC'S SMOKING BAN:  SORRY MR. MAYOR, IT'S 7 YRS LATER AND THE ISSUE IS NOT DEAD 
 
July 31, 2009 
SMOKERS' RIGHTS GROUP OFFERS SIGNS TO STORES THAT CHALLENGE GRAPHIC ANTI-SMOKING SIGNS
 
May 17, 2009 
DECEIT AND WASTE INVOLVED IN NYC'S NICOTINE PATCH GIVEAWAY
 
January 16, 2009 
SCHIP: CONGRESS GETS IN LINE TO TREAT SMOKERS AS NON-PERSONS
 
March 30, 2008 
PUNITIVE CIGARETTE TAX HIKE NOT ACCEPTABLE 
New York State Smokers Look to Senator Bruno to Keep His "No Cig Tax" Promise
 
January 1, 2008 
FREE SPEECH COMES UP LEMONS AT ILLINOIS CASINO 
65 Year Old Woman Roughed Up For Smoking Ban Protest-by-Post-It Note
 
October 10, 2007 
RANGEL VS RANGEL ON TAXING SMOKERS (SCHIP)
 
September 27, 2007 
STUDIES CONFIRM:  
SMOKING BAN DID NOT REDUCE HEART ATTACKS IN NEW YORK
 
July 6, 2007 
SMOKERS’ RIGHTS GROUP SPONSORS LAWSUIT: 
SPITZER-INSPIRED TOBACCO SALES BAN AT NYS FAIR IS “PROHIBITION”
 
February 5, 2007 
NYS DEPT. OF HEALTH ADS MALIGN SMOKERS. 
SMOKERS' RIGHTS GROUP SEEKS THEIR WITHDRAWAL AND APOLOGY
 
September 17, 2006 
NYC C.L.A.S.H. JOINS COUNCILMAN WEPRIN 
IN OPPOSING THE CITY'S "HEAVY-HANDED" COLLECTION OF BACK TAXES
 
June 30, 2006 
SECONDHAND SMOKE: THE DEBATE ISN'T OVER
 
April 3, 2006 
ANTI-SMOKE CRUSADERS CONDEMN MAJOR US HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS 
Campaign Seeks to Lower Scientific Standards by "Popular Demand."
 
January 27, 2006 
RESEARCHERS BLAST CALIFORNIA EPA REPORT: 
SECONDHAND SMOKE FINDINGS BIASED, FLAWED 

(NYC C.L.A.S.H. RESPONSE TO CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD DECLARING "SECONDHAND SMOKE" A "TOXIC AIR POLLUTANT") 

History 
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) of the Cal-EPA and the Scientific Review Panel of special interest activist scientists held a kangaroo court 
From the onset they had no intention of "finding" anything other than their preconceived conclusion -- that "cigarette smoke outdoors posed a hazard."  
Official objections by experts were submitted as requested and CARB's answers were essentially "we don't care." 
 
Prominent tobacco control scientist Dr. Michael Siegel had already criticized his colleagues for promoting baseless outdoor smoking bans for the damage it causes to the tobacco control movement's credibility:  
"...when the hazard is neither serious nor unavoidable (such as it is with smoking on most streets and sidewalks), we should not have any part in promoting smoking bans, and in fact, should be speaking out against the idea. 
It is going to be increasingly difficult to convince policy makers that we are anything other than fanatics if these kind of policies start to go through." 
Read more of his opinions on outdoor bans
 
September 30, 2005 
SMOKERS' RIGHTS GROUP PLEADS WITH COURT TO BE HEARD 
IN CASE OF U.S.A. v. PHILIP MORRIS, ET AL 
 
May 5, 2005 
SMOKING BAN TARGETS TO ACS: BUTT OUT. 
FUNDRAISING/ DONATIONS TO CEASE
 
April 18, 2004 
NYC C.L.A.S.H. REMAINS COMMITTED TO FIGHTING 
THE STATE AND CITY SMOKE BANS
 
July 23, 2003 
SMOKERS' RIGHTS GROUP SUES 
NYC, NY STATE OVER SMOKE BAN
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