New York Based.Nationally Active.
 
A grassroots organization established in 2000 dedicated to advancing and protecting the interests of adults who choose to smoke cigarettes or enjoy other forms of tobacco or use electronic cigarettes.

Our goal is to end the discrimination against smokers by exposing the anti-smoking lies. 
 
NYC C.L.A.S.H. Anthem (by Tom Petty) 
NYC C.L.A.S.H. Theme Song (by Joe Jackson)

"The sensitive person's veto was born in the anti-smoking campaign and has spread to other fields." 
John Leo, Dec. 2001

 
LEGAL DEFENSE FUND DRIVE
NYC E-CIG BAN LAWSUIT
Read and Donate here
 

PRESS  RELEASES (All) 

Most Recent 
March 25, 2014 
SMOKERS' RIGHTS GROUP FILES SUIT TO STOP NYC ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE (E-CIG) BAN 

 
Recommended Reading 

C.L.A.S.H. founder, Audrey Silk, now blogging for the Huffington Post! 

 Most Recent (Books) 

TobakkoNacht - The Antismoking Endgame 
By Michael J. McFadden 
Cigarettiquette! A Smoker's Manifesto 
By Sandy Lynn Riefberg 

 OUTDOOR BANS:  USEFUL QUOTES FOR TOPIC OF CURRENT INTEREST 
    The compost fire at the former Fresh Kills landfill site on Staten Island is out, but health concerns about the blaze remain. 

    Many Staten Island residents are worried they have been breathing in toxic smoke from the blaze and now councilmen James Oddo and Vincent Ignizio have asked city agencies to release data from the air monitoring stations downwind of the landfill. 

    “There’s no health issues here, you have fires all the time, smoke goes off into the air,” Bloomberg said. 

    Bloomberg said the fire shouldn’t pose a health risk because what burned was mostly old Christmas trees and trees that were knocked down by Tropical Storm Irene. 

    -- The Yeshiva World News, April 11, 2012 
     

    Simon Chapman is a leading figure in tobacco control and Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney, Australia, who...  strongly support[s] smoke-free policies in indoor venues: 

    To me, “going too far” in [secondhand smoke] policy means efforts premised on reducing harm to others, which ban smoking in outdoor settings such as ships’ decks, parks, golf courses, beaches, outdoor parking lots, hospital gardens, and streets. 

    [W]hile tobacco smoke has its own range of recognisable smells, there are few differences between the physics and chemistry of tobacco smoke and smoke generated by the incomplete combustion of any biomass, whether it be eucalyptus leaves, campfire logs, gasoline, or meat on a barbeque. Secondhand smoke is not so uniquely noxious that it justifies extraordinary controls of such stringency that zero tolerance outdoors is the only acceptable policy. 

    -- Going Too Far? Exploring the Limits of Smoking Regulation, William Mitchell Law Review, October 23, 2007 
     


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NYC C.L.A.S.H. 
LAWSUIT AGAINST 
NYS PARKS DEPT.  
OUTDOOR SMOKING BAN 
VICTORY! 
(2013) 
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NYC C.L.A.S.H. 
LAWSUIT AGAINST 
THE CITY AND STATE  
INDOOR SMOKING BAN 
(2003) 
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NYC C.L.A.S.H. 
LAWSUIT AGAINST 
BAN ON SALES  
OF TOBACCO 
("PROHIBITION") 

 

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CIGARETTE TAXES 

 

CIGARETTE SHIPPING IN NEW YORK 

 

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BLOOMBERG  
FOR EX-MAYOR 

 

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CURRENT 
ACTIVITIES 
 
C,L.A.S.H.'s OBJECTION 
TO SODA BAN 
OFFICIAL COMMENT SUBMITTED 
TO NYC DEPT. OF HEALTH 
 

C.L.A.S.H.'s RESPONSE TO 
NYC SMOKING BAN 
ON BEACHES AND IN PARKS 

 
 
COALITION of Small Businesses and  
Citizens' Rights Group 
TO END DONATIONS TO AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 
 
 

PROTEST MATERIAL 
YOU CAN USE 
 

BOYCOTT 
 

OPERATION 
TAKE BACK 
 

ON PRINCIPLE: 
TESTIMONY TO NYC 
ON TRANS FAT BAN 
 

WEAR A T-SHIRT, 
MAKE A STATEMENT 
 

COMMEMORATE 
FREEDOM 
WITH A MUG 
 

MUSIC TO OUR EARS 
 

Clearing The Air is a group dedicated to exposing Big Pharma's interests in smoking bans  
"It's time for a full scale congressional investigation into the pharmaceutical nicotine interests which fund smoking ban efforts"   MORE 
 

Better Cigarettes 
in Seconds! 

 
freshchoicetobacco.com 
 

 Going somewhere you're told you can't smoke?  
Hotel? Car Rental?  
Have no choice but to let people  
in your own car or house that will complain  
and you just don't want to hear it? 
Keep the peace and the sniffers at bay  
with this smoke odor ELIMINATOR.   
It doesn't just cover it up. 

 
(perfect size for traveling) 
Airavida 
 

 
 
 

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C.L.A.S.H.'S RESPONSE TO
NYC SMOKING BAN ON BEACHES AND IN PARKS
 

 Smoking Ban in Cars 
 
NYC C.L.A.S.H. Opposition Statement 

CIGARETTE TAXES IN NYC

ANOTHER ASSAULT ON SMOKERS  
BY MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG 
Position Statement, Facts & Figures, Etc. 
RECEIVED A BACK TAX LETTER FROM THE NYC DEPT OF FINANCE?  
OR WORRIED THAT YOU WILL? 
NYC C.L.A.S.H. Analyzes The Situation 

DUE TO THE SMOKING BAN 

  BY MAYOR BLOOMBERG

BOYCOTT 
> DON'T EAT OR DRINK WHERE YOU CAN'T SMOKE 
 Join us in the Smoking Section for more information 
 
ALSO SEE: 
WINTER CHALLENGE 
WANT TO DO THIS  
YEAR AFTER YEAR? 
 
 
There are two things you can do to help end this  
before another winter comes around


NYC C.L.A.S.H. LAUNCHES 
"OPERATION TAKE BACK" 
SMOKERS DEDICATED TO EQUAL REPRESENTATION 
 
 
The Anti-Smoking Crusade has led to the creation of a sub-class of citizens who are being controlled by a lie 
We can expose the lie and take back control 
(click here for details) 


 
COALITION of Small Businesses and  
Citizens' Rights Group  
TO END DONATIONS TO AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 
(Other Charities to Benefit) 
 
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NATIONAL ALLIANCE FORMED 
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"I'M NOT CALLING" CARDS 
Tell 'em if you can't smoke, you can't stay

We don't think anyone should reward the law by eating or drinking out where you can't smoke (again, see our Boycott Campaign). 

But you might find yourself in a situation where you have no choice but to enter a smoke-banned place due to business or social commitments you just can't get out of.  

If that's the case you can let them know, by leaving them a "I'm Not Calling" card, that you found the experience unpleasant, unacceptable, and that you beat it out of there as fast as you could:  
 

I'M SORRY, I'D LOVE TO STAY FOR MORE DRINKS, 
BUT NOT IF I CAN'T SMOKE. 
THE LAW HAS TAKEN AWAY FREE CHOICE -- 
YOURS AND MINE. 
THIS IS HOW I CHOOSE TO PROTEST IT. 
Help Can the Ban! 
www.nycclash.com / info@nycclash.com
Even if you've been able to avoid these places completely you can stop in for a second for the sole purpose of leaving this card. 

Its purpose is to let bar and restaurant owners know that a large segment of their customers remain unhappy because of the law, not them.  It's a reminder that it's not something we're getting used to and that loss in revenues won't blow over if they just wait it out -- prompting them to remain or get involved in efforts to "can the ban."  

If you'd like to receive these cards to hand out, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: 

NYC C.L.A.S.H. 
P.O. Box 1036 
Brooklyn, NY 11234 
ATTN: Cards 

  
Testimony to NYC on Trans Fat Ban  
Read Testimony Delivered on October 30, 2006 by C.L.A.S.H. Founder, opposing the proposal to ban trans fat, at NYC Dept. of Health Hearing  
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WEAR A T-SHIRT & MAKE A STATEMENT
It's the perfect message to show the anti-smokers that you will not be intimidated.
No amount of harassment will stop you from enjoying your cigarette.
 
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 T-Shirts come only in white with black lettering.
Sizes are  M - L - XL
 
T-SHIRTS CAN BE PURCHASED FOR $17 (including shipping).
(In Conjunction With OPERATION TAKE BACK)
 
 
 
COMMEMORATE FREEDOM WITH A MUG
 
You can REQUEST to receive a coffee mug for every donation of $30 (includes $5 for shipping) or more.
($60 will get you two mugs, etc., but you must specify that you expect a mug(s)
or else it will be assumed that you are simply making a donation
since we've experienced such kindness in the past.)
 
Both Sides of the Mug are Shown Here
IF YOU FEEL INCLINED TO DONATE MORE THAN THE REQUESTED AMOUNT OF AN ITEM
IT WILL BE GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED
 
 
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NYC C.L.A.S.H. 
Mail To: 
NYC C.L.A.S.H. 
P.O. Box 1036 
Brooklyn, New York 11234 
Some people wish to donate and don't want anything in return. 
But if you are requesting an item you're entitled to with your donation, please remember to specify which item and:
T-Shirt:  Number of shirt(s) and the size(s) 
Mug:      Number of mugs
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Some people wish to donate and don't want anything in return. 
If so, don't note anything in the note section provided 
(other than any personal thoughts you'd like to include). 
But if you are requesting an item you're entitled to with your donation, please remember to:
1.  Specify in the note section either "T-Shirt" or "Mug." 

2.  T-Shirts:  Include the number of shirt(s) you are ordering and the sizes(s) 

3.  Mugs:  Include the number of mugs



Become a Member
Please join NYC C.L.A.S.H.
Click here to submit membership form.
If you have trouble with our membership form, simply email us and provide your name, city, state and email address
We do NOT share your private information with third parties.

NYC C.L.A.S.H. is a grassroots organization. There are no membership fees.   Donations are gratefully accepted.

As a member you will be alerted to smoking-related news and activities in New York and elsewhere. Suggestions will be included as to how you may assist in trying to defeat these anti-smoking campaigns.

Becoming a member simply adds your name to the growing number of individuals who are tired of being treated as second-class citizens and who are willing to speak out against excessive restrictions. Individually we are not being heard.  Acting as a group will force those in office to take our concerns into consideration just as the anti-smoking groups have had their concerns addressed to our detriment in the past. Silence is interpreted as agreement and the willingness to bend.  I think we have bent far enough.  It's time to have our voices heard loud and clear. That endeavor is best accomplished as a group that stands together.

We invite nonsmokers to participate also.  It is not only about the imposition of will on smokers but what that may (and has already begun to) lead to....  those who believe they are more morally correct in their views forcing others to behave by their standards in all areas of life choices. Do you like your beer?  Your steak?  Your SUV?  Wearing perfume or cologne?  Be forewarned that the nannies have you in their sights already.  If you believe in freedom of choice then it is in your interest to assist in alleviating the pressure being applied to smoking so that an activity you enjoy will not be so easily targeted next.

Twenty-five percent of the nation smokes, seventy-three percent are nonsmokers (those who are willing to compromise or do not care that others smoke around them) and the other two percent are the self-righteous, morally imposing anti-smoking zealots.   Ninety-eight percent of the population are in agreement that in all areas of life-style choices, everyone should be accommodated and should enjoy the right to be left alone.
 

Freedom is not a matter of popularity.  The true measure of our society is how we protect the freedoms of the minority.
 
 
(Note:  Joining the Facebook Group is NOT a substitution for membership to C.L.A.S.H.)
 


Contact us at nycclash@nycclash.com
Phone:  1-917-888-9317
Or Write To:
NYC C.L.A.S.H.
P.O. Box 1036
Brooklyn, New York  11234

Founder:  Audrey Silk
http://www.nycclash.com