Smokers’ rights groups include New York City Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment, or NYC C.L.A.S.H., and Citizens for Tobacco Rights. NYC C.L.A.S.H. describes itself a grass roots organization dedicated to advancing and protecting the interests of adults who choose to smoke or enjoy other forms of tobacco.
Established in 2000 by Audrey Silk, the goal of NYC C.L.A.S.H. is to end discrimination against smokers by exposing anti-smoking lies. The group publishes information on cigarette taxation and regulation and other information of interest to smokers on its website, NYCCLASH.com.
Citizens for Tobacco Rights is a smokers’ rights group that receives support from tobacco interests such as Phillip Morris USA, the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company and Nu Mark LLC. The group’s mission is to provide information to adult smokers on issues such as taxation and regulation of tobacco products and to promote greater consumer involvement in legislative and regulatory processes that affect smokers by becoming more effective advocates. This group maintains a website as of 2015, which is located at TobaccoRights.com.