8 million deaths a year. 250 million more are seriously ill because of smoking. This is not a problem of bad habits — it’s a problem of bad products.
We elect governments to work for the common good. But on smoking, we have not held them accountable. And they’ve never delivered on their promises — yet they ban scientifically proven solutions.
It’s time to take matters into our own hands. It’s time for a Smokers Rights Movement.
"Ten years ago I was a daily smoker for life. Then I found vaping. It was so life-changing that I left my IT career and started a company to make those products better. Since then, I’ve met many great people who share the view that what’s happening to smokers is not right.
We’ve started the Smokers Rights Movement — an online, crowd-funded community collaborating on a variety of projects to work towards the same goal".
Banning addictive products never ends well — they have to be replaced with better ones. The only way to get there is to build a well-regulated market. We will pressure national governments to get this done now.
• Attract the most talented people to Join The Movement. • Create all kinds of content to let people know about the problem. • Prepare expert drafts of policy changes. • Support national leaderships to deliver results. • Expand collaboration across the world.
Most smokers can't quit
Decades of healthier alternatives
Smokeless tobacco, heated tobacco, e-cigarettes are all at least 90-95% less harmful than combustible products. Source
The Smokers Rights Movement is a long road. Things won't happen overnight. My name is Max and I worked in Tobacco Harm Reduction for more than 10 years. I moved from IT because the potential benefit of T.H.R. is more than anything else I know. And because it really saved me.
I was an engineer and entrepreneur for half of my life. Never thought that I would be doing anything like this. But it can't continue anymore... People lied and people are dying-every 4 seconds one more smoker.
Today SRM is privately funded by me and co-funded by great people who put their souls into the Movement. Tomorrow, I'm sure, many more will join.
There are no commercial goals, no Big Tobacco, no billionaires behind. Just one gigantic opportunity to help radically improve the lives of every fifth person in existence.
Max Kosenko 21 October, 2021
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In order for us to put everyday smokers first, we have to take on the powerful and corrupting influence of big money. We are 100% people-funded.