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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 on bringing true Free Choice to the second quarter of our 21st Century, a period where we'll likely see a full acceptance of ventilation, air filtration and tolerance largely taking the place of today's more unreasonable prohibitions. It's now 2017, and over the next eight years we will lay the groundwork for that new generation and help move the world to a place where the rights of all people, smokers, nonsmokers, vapers and nonvapers 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


Hospital boss in stop smoking plea
9th July 2019
 Hospital boss in stop smoking plea as new ban comes into force

Chicago
1st August 2018
With e-cigarettes now more popular among teens than traditional cigarettes, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) has introduced legislation to crack down on flavorings in e-cigarettes and cigars.Durbin believes companies are marketing towards kids with the use of flavoring such as cake batter, whipped cream and gummy bears. “When the people who make these products, like JUUL, insist this is just for adults to quit smoking tobacco products, bologna, you wouldn’t be pedaling these flavors to adults,” Durbin said. Another uninformed legislator.

Milwaukee
1st August 2018
The Milwaukee Bucks will designate as non-smoking not only the new Fiserv Forum but also the entire 30-acre arena district. This ban includes e-cigarettes.

South Africa
1st August 2018
The Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill (‘Tobacco Bill’), which is open for comment until 9 August 2018, imposes draconian new rules and restrictions on the sale and use of tobacco products, and controversially places electronic delivery systems (e-cigarettes or “vapes”) under harsh regulation.

Australia Cans vs Bottles
1st August 2018
Crack. Fizz. Gulp. Ahhhhhh. Is there a drinking experience more classically Australian than ripping the ring-pull off a beer? "The visceral pleasure from that first crack of a beer can is identical to popping a champagne cork," says wine and drinks writer Mike Bennie. "There's also huge appeal in the tinnie's nostalgia factor."


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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.

Tranquility Base

Published on 2019-07-20 10:41:51.
Website: Frank Davis

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One Day They’ll All Be Forgotten

Published on 2019-07-19 11:34:14.
Website: Frank Davis

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Ursula von der Leyen

Published on 2019-07-18 10:21:23.
Website: Frank Davis

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Ice Ages Are Not Fully Understood

Published on 2019-07-17 11:52:07.
Website: Frank Davis

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Based Solely on Quotes from Anti-Tobacco Groups, Big Tobacco Tells America's 3 Million Nonsmoking Vapers They Would Be Healthier Going Back to Smoking

Published on 2019-07-17 00:48:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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The chickens come home to roost at AG Barr

Published on 2019-07-16 17:49:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Multilingual

Published on 2019-07-16 12:16:00.
Website: Frank Davis

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New Organization Forms to Confront the Epidemic of Popcorn Lung

Published on 2019-07-15 00:43:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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"Big Tobacco Lies. So Does Juul." ... And So Does Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights

Published on 2019-07-14 15:23:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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American Lung Association Inadvertently Reveals the Truth About Many Vaping Opponents

Published on 2019-07-13 19:12:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Last Orders with Timandra Harkness

Published on 2019-07-11 10:35:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Sugar taxes still don't work

Published on 2019-07-09 09:05:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Triggernometry interview

Published on 2019-07-08 08:32:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The year of the milkshake

Published on 2019-07-04 09:04:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Boris says no to a milkshake tax and calls for a review of other sin taxes

Published on 2019-07-02 23:22:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The 'public health' budget hasn't been cut enough

Published on 2019-07-01 06:30:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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State propaganda for minimum pricing

Published on 2019-06-28 15:03:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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San Francisco is broken beyond repair

Published on 2019-06-28 10:51:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Theodore Dalrymple on the British Medical Journal

Published on 2019-06-27 12:19:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Alcohol-related deaths rose in Scotland last year

Published on 2019-06-26 12:28:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Did childhood obesity really fall in Leeds?

Published on 2019-06-24 15:28:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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San Francisco Board of Supervisors to Vote Tuesday on Banning the Retail Sale of Cigarettes and Marijuana

Published on 2019-06-22 16:54:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Ten years of Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

Published on 2019-06-22 11:43:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The IEA is closer to power than it has been for decades

Published on 2019-06-21 09:00:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Scottish government spinning last year's alcohol statistics

Published on 2019-06-19 10:22:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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San Francisco Board of Supervisors Poised to Deliver Huge Gift to Philip Morris

Published on 2019-06-19 00:53:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Prohibition doesn't prohibit - prison edition

Published on 2019-06-18 10:05:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Critiques of the Lancet's 'no safe level' study

Published on 2019-06-17 09:05:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Last Orders for Jamie Oliver

Published on 2019-06-13 08:24:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Prämien für Neumitglieder

Published on 2019-06-12 05:53:16.
Website: Netzwerk Rauchen e.V.

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American idiots

Published on 2019-06-11 17:36:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Detailed interview on vaping and bans on flavored e-cigarettes - WICN's Public Eye

Published on 2019-06-10 15:07:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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