Welcome to the new FORCES site!

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.

Top Stories


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.

Oregon
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.

Now, 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.



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Bloggers' Feeds

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.

Ouf ! Un fil d'Ariane pour naviguer dans la laybyrinthe virtuel du Grand Conseil (GE)

Published on 2014-10-31 15:47:44.
Website: Accueil

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E-Cig Crazies Of The Week

Published on 2014-10-31 08:40:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Evidence-based decriminalisation and evidence-based prohibition

Published on 2014-10-31 07:22:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Playing Up and Playing Down Risks

Published on 2014-10-30 18:23:21.
Website: Frank Davis

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Critical Mass sans problème mais vert-nuisante quand même

Published on 2014-10-30 16:16:31.
Website: Accueil

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Comas éthyliques sur la voie publique: pas de "double peine" pour les victimes

Published on 2014-10-30 15:54:59.
Website: Accueil

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Quand la santé publique devient une obsession

Published on 2014-10-30 10:32:09.
Website: Accueil

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Berne veut protéger les Suisses de l'Inquisition par Internet

Published on 2014-10-30 06:47:49.
Website: Accueil

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La "Blick girl" punie et destituée sort ses griffes

Published on 2014-10-29 19:54:36.
Website: Accueil

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Various News Items

Published on 2014-10-29 18:26:41.
Website: Frank Davis

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The risks of drinking

Published on 2014-10-29 03:00:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The End of the Progressive Era

Published on 2014-10-28 18:18:25.
Website: Frank Davis

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Du renouveau chez Les Dissident(e)s de Genève (DDG)

Published on 2014-10-28 17:56:41.
Website: Accueil

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Anna Soubry Blamed For 900 Northern Ireland Job Losses

Published on 2014-10-28 13:32:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Dead rock stars

Published on 2014-10-28 13:23:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Erfolgreiche Spendenaktion für Mieter

Published on 2014-10-28 11:03:28.
Website: Netzwerk Rauchen e.V.

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Sanity and Insanity

Published on 2014-10-27 17:07:34.
Website: Frank Davis

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German Tobacco Control Demands Plain Packaging For E-Cigs

Published on 2014-10-27 14:10:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Study Suggests that Telling Smokers the Truth About Electronic Cigarettes Could Enhance Smoking Cessation

Published on 2014-10-27 12:40:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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Nouveau sursis pour le père Glôzu au restaurant de l'Hôtel-de-Ville

Published on 2014-10-27 08:13:31.
Website: Accueil

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Zurich: les assistés bientôt privés de voiture ?

Published on 2014-10-27 07:31:36.
Website: Accueil

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Health über alles

Published on 2014-10-27 04:43:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Keep Following The Money

Published on 2014-10-26 19:12:37.
Website: Frank Davis

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CARITAS crache sur l'argent du tabac dont les pauvres auraient besoin !

Published on 2014-10-26 18:06:21.
Website: Accueil

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Jane Ellison And The "Transparent" #COP6

Published on 2014-10-26 15:23:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Link Tank 25/10

Published on 2014-10-25 01:50:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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The great British booze rip off

Published on 2014-10-24 09:10:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Couch potatoes

Published on 2014-10-24 05:02:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Unlike Data from U.S., Data on Youth Electronic Cigarette Use in Poland is Concerning

Published on 2014-10-23 13:22:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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Good cop/bad cop - how the BBC frames the debate on sugar

Published on 2014-10-22 17:49:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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ASH Is Not The Vaper's Friend

Published on 2014-10-22 11:22:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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New Research Suggests that Banning E-Cigarette Flavors Could Have Tragic Consequences

Published on 2014-10-22 10:40:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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