SMOKERS RIGHTS MOVEMENT
THE RIGHT TO LIVE
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.
THE RIGHT TO LIVE
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.

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".

Max Kosenko

Eradicate smoking deaths

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.
THE STRATEGY

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 average 40-year-old smoker who started in their teens will have made over 20 failed quit attempts. International Tobacco Control Survey 2012
2.5 times more deaths than from COVID
Safer products are restricted or banned
Over 40 countries have placed some type of ban on vaping. Source

Smokeless tobacco is banned in the EU since 1992 while cigarettes remain legal. Source
176 million people will die tobacco-related deaths before 2030. World Health Organization, 2005

Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death, accounting for about 1 in 5 deaths each year. American Cancer Society

Join The Movement
Many people from these countries have already joined to the Movement
• Be the first to know what’s going on.
• Show your support, add your city on the map.
• We are hiring, let us ask you about how you can help.
More people —
more voices.

More voices —
more changes.
PROJECTS
Be viral
#Black-
BodyBag
Bring in more great ideas
We believe that ideas fuel changes. Our Movement needs your ideas!
upcoming
Let's show them we are not dead and not planning to die. Let's spread the message and get viral!
Be viral
#BlackBodyBag
Tell your story! Make it personal!
There are billions of stories that can inspire or shouldn't be forgotten. Let's make them heard!
Let's make it convenient to work together
We are working hard on an open-source platform that will allow us to work together at the speed of light. Come help us, we need you!
WORK
Not many people can afford to work fulltime holding an unpaid volunteer job. But some jobs do require fulltime dedication. And to fill those jobs, we are hiring, not asking people to volunteer.

Communication Partner
This is a full/part-time paid job for somebody who has the experience and courage to be the Movement’s second spokesperson.

Community Manager
We need a person who will become the soul of our online community.

Legal Partner
We need a strong Legal Partner who will manage community projects.

Video Editor
If you feel you are the right person to shoot and edit a video, let us know.
Show Your Support

ABOUT US

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
SUPPORT OUR CAUSE
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.
SMOKERS RIGHTS MOVEMENT