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Top Stories


FEDERAL JUDGE RULES AGAINST ANTI-TOBACCO GROUPS
21st October 2017
 This week, U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta denied a motion by a group of six anti-tobacco organizations to intervene in a lawsuit by cigar manufacturers against the FDA. The lawsuit challenges the legality of parts of the new regulation they face after the FDA asserted jurisdiction over (“deemed”) cigars and vapor products. It is based on the right to free speech, specifics of the Tobacco Control Act, and other constitutional and statutory arguments. If successful, it could have important implications for the vapor industry.

EU Votes Through Draconian New Anti-Smoking Rules
21st October 2017
After three years of tortuous debate, the European Parliament voted and passed the Tobacco Product Directive by 514 votes to 66. Certainly, the sacking by Manuel Barroso of Maltese Health Commissioner John Dalli for allegedly soliciting a bribe of €60 million from a Swedish snus manufacturer did nothing to speed matters up. 

Two Jacksonville lawyers ordered to forfeit $9.2 m
21st October 2017
Two Jacksonville attorneys have been ordered to forfeit more than $9 million by a panel of federal judges who say Norwood Wilner and Charlie Farah filed at least 1,250 frivolous cases as part of litigation against tobacco companies. 

Correspondence from Australia
18th July 2017
The video "Letter to Mrs May" by Vapingpoint was circulated to a contact in the Australian Parliament, Here is his response 

UK Government's war on e-cigs is over
18th July 2017
The government has said that the persecution of the users of e-cigarette technology should stop. The Department of Health today outlined a Five Year Tobacco Control plan for England with the goal that the proportion of the population who smoke tobacco products should fall to 12 per cent by 2022, down from 15.5 per cent today. 


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Anti-prohibition news from over the world

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Note: All opinions expressed below are those of the authors only, not necessarily those of Forces International.

Eugenics Never Went Away

Published on 2017-10-21 11:10:12.
Website: Frank Davis

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Money for old rope with Jolyon Maugham

Published on 2017-10-20 11:44:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Physician, Heal Thyself

Published on 2017-10-20 11:29:53.
Website: Frank Davis

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Mugabe: WHO Role Model Of The Month

Published on 2017-10-19 17:33:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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The Coming Chair-Free World

Published on 2017-10-19 11:32:42.
Website: Frank Davis

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Standers And Sitters

Published on 2017-10-18 10:45:34.
Website: Frank Davis

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The Political Hit Parade

Published on 2017-10-17 11:48:10.
Website: Frank Davis

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Jamie Oliver's sugar tax 'success'

Published on 2017-10-17 10:05:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Problem gambling figures misrepresented yet again

Published on 2017-10-16 10:59:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Drafting An ASA E-Cigs Consultation Response

Published on 2017-10-15 15:59:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Signage And The Anti-Vaping Status Quo

Published on 2017-10-12 20:07:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Nudge and liberty

Published on 2017-10-12 10:20:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A great day in Chicago

Published on 2017-10-11 09:30:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Fake obesity news

Published on 2017-10-10 15:58:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A one-man anti-gambling torpedo

Published on 2017-10-10 10:18:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Another Irrelevant E-Cigarette Summit

Published on 2017-10-09 18:24:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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It's 10 years since George Monbiot said 'Bring on the recession'

Published on 2017-10-09 10:51:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Deliberately giving someone HIV downgraded to a misdemeanor in California

Published on 2017-10-08 11:39:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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My Response to an Invitation to Consult for the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

Published on 2017-10-06 16:39:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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The Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2017

Published on 2017-10-06 11:51:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Who's Standing Up To Stop Vaping Being Used As A Tool Of Coercion?

Published on 2017-10-05 20:18:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Obesity is falling in the USA but you'd never guess

Published on 2017-10-05 16:16:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Czech the facts

Published on 2017-10-05 09:41:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Common Sense Spotted In Canada

Published on 2017-10-04 18:24:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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More Vile Lunchbox Snooping In Yorkshire

Published on 2017-10-02 18:51:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Another Big Food conspiracy theory

Published on 2017-10-02 09:00:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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"Completely mad" - Action on Sugar on Aseem Malhotra

Published on 2017-09-29 16:00:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Martin McKee is wrong about the EU

Published on 2017-09-29 11:44:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Psst! Come Here Little Boy, Lemme Look In Your Lunchbox

Published on 2017-09-28 20:25:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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North Korea: Tobacco Control's Latest Role Model

Published on 2017-09-26 20:41:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Chickens coming home to roost

Published on 2017-09-26 09:32:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Regulate In Haste, Repent At Leisure

Published on 2017-09-23 20:49:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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