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Forces was founded before the majority of households had personal computers. Now we have smart phones, ipads and high speed Internet service to the majority of people in the United States and Europe. We have 24/7 - news cycles, Facebook, Twitter and Google, we have truly entered the information age. Thus we have decided to de-emphasize our focus on serving as a news feed while still working to bring about a new age of peaceful coexistence of smokers and nonsmokers.
There are now a good number of high quality and dependable newsletters, email lists, and blogs that produce new, reliable, and thought-provoking material on daily and weekly bases. Our News Page will largely serve to direct FORCES visitors to those resources while still featuring contributions from our own core group of writers. You can also continue to join us on Forces Tavern or Facebook.
FORCES will be concentrating our efforts to the Free Choice 2020s: a decade in which ventilation, air filtration and tolerance will largely take the place of today's more unreasonable prohibitions. It's now 2013, and over the next seven years we will lay the groundwork for that new decade and help move the world to a place where the rights of all people, smokers and nonsmokers alike, are considered and respected.
We still need your help and support to continue to keep the website open to all, with updates on the latest anti-smoking research. The anti-smoking establishment has a great deal of money to continue to spread their misinformation campaign and while all of us are volunteers we still need your donations. Please be generous and donate now, your donations are tax deductible.
Alternative Tobacco Products
19th July 2013
UIC to Study Young Adult Use of Alternative Tobacco Products
Fighting Smoking Bans
18th July 2013
Fighting Smoking Bans - Nobody Can Do It Better Than You
Finally, the Inspector General
5th March 2013
The CDC gave grants to anti-tobacco, who in turn lobbied for smoking bans.
The Inspector General's Office said quarterly grant reports filed by cities and organizations "may reflect inappropriate lobbying activities using CPPW grant funds."
The letter proceeded to state that CDC-provided information "appear to authorize, or even encourage grantees to use grant funds for impermissible lobbying. Furthermore, grantee activity reports posted online make troubling assertions that, on their face, raise the possibility that … anti-lobbying provisions were violated."
The Inspector General Office's allegation is a serious one. Use of congressional funds in an attempt to enact tobacco regulations is illegal.
Tobacco Legislation For 2013
5th March 2013
Here is a list of pending legislation on tobacco, by taxes, bans or changing the legal age to purchase tobacco.
Find out what is going on in your state.
5th March 2013
Oregon legislators have become addicted to the so-called sin taxes they place on booze, drugs, and gambling. If we don’t break their addiction, it will expand into areas such as sugary soft drinks and fatty foods.
a provocative new study challenges the whole concept of sin taxes, finding that they “not only do little to limit the use of ‘bad’ products, they do nothing to reduce societal costs.” Most remarkably, the study “demonstrates that those shockingly large estimates of the costs that the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, sugar, and fat supposedly impose on society have little basis in reality.”
There are additional studies done by the Congressional Research Service that support this study. Look for Previous Top Stories »»
Anti-prohibition news from over the world
Collected live from our allies' blogs.
Note: All opinions expressed below are those of the authors only, not necessarily those of Forces International.
One Size Fits All
Published on 2014-12-20 18:01:34. Website: Frank Davis
Link Tank 20/12
Published on 2014-12-20 01:30:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Published on 2014-12-19 17:21:26. Website: Frank Davis
New Study Refutes Claim that Electronic Cigarettes are a Gateway to Smoking
Published on 2014-12-19 06:32:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
£3 billion of savings, right there
Published on 2014-12-19 06:19:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Antismoking and Antisemitism
Published on 2014-12-18 16:04:07. Website: Frank Davis
How The Public Are Elbowed Out Of 'Public Consultations'
Published on 2014-12-18 12:08:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Published on 2014-12-18 07:22:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Cochrane Review Concludes that Electronic Cigarettes Appear to Be Effective for Smoking Cessation and Reduction, Although Further Research is Necessar
Published on 2014-12-18 06:15:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Le pied dans la portière
Published on 2014-12-18 00:22:31. Website: Accueil
A Slight Parting of the Curtains
Published on 2014-12-17 17:37:44. Website: Frank Davis
A foot in the door
Published on 2014-12-17 15:51:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
100 years of the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act
Published on 2014-12-17 07:00:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
IN MY VIEW: Why Hysteria Over Youth E-Cigarette Use is Overblown; And Why it May Not Normalize Smoking
Published on 2014-12-17 06:10:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Cochrane review confirms that e-cigarettes help smokers quit
Published on 2014-12-17 02:05:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Of course, it was the smoking that killed her
Published on 2014-12-16 16:03:38. Website: Frank Davis
"Castigating Lifestyles", Polly? The Left Have No Equal
Published on 2014-12-16 11:50:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Glantz Tells Public There is No Question that E-Cigarettes are a Gateway to Smoking, But Today's Monitoring the Future Data Show the Opposite
Published on 2014-12-16 03:47:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Soft drink tax won't save £39 million, it will cost £2,561 million
Published on 2014-12-16 03:40:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Tobacco Control Dinosaurs vs Cornwall Waitress
Published on 2014-12-14 13:01:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
CDC Makes Startling Proclamation: Electronic Cigarette Aerosol is Not as Safe as Clean Air
Published on 2014-12-14 12:13:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Link Tank 13/12
Published on 2014-12-13 01:58:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
How true this is
Published on 2014-12-12 17:01:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Rowan Atkinson on the creeping culture of censoriousness
Published on 2014-12-12 10:07:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Anti-Vaping Lie Comprehensively Busted (Again) By The NHS
Published on 2014-12-11 11:50:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
First Meta-Analysis of Existing Studies Concludes that Electronic Cigarettes are Effective for Smoking Cessation
Published on 2014-12-11 10:16:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Les noctambules protestent contre le zappage des videurs à casier judiciaire chargé
Published on 2014-12-11 06:47:04. Website: Accueil
PubCos and pub closures
Published on 2014-12-11 05:30:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Published on 2014-12-10 01:00:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Published on 2014-12-09 12:30:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Microsoft se pose en défenseur des données privées face aux Etats-Unis (!)
Published on 2014-12-08 16:46:28. Website: Accueil
Published on 2014-12-08 13:00:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote