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15th January 2018   Greece
The number of smokers in Greece has decreased over the last five years, however, the non-implementation of a smoking ban in enclosed public places has irritated the public, which calls it “cultural degradation”.

24th December 2017   Seasons Greetings
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Forces International we would like to thank you for your support throughout the year and to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy , Prosperous New Year. We have many battles ahead and together we will win our right to make informed free choices.

29th October 2017   Geopolitics doesn't stop Philip Morris
The decline in relations between Washington and Moscow has not damaged tobacco giant Philip Morris’ business in Russia, according to the company. "We don’t see any special difficulties since our production is located on the territory of the Russian Federation. Not only are we a Russian producer, but also a Russian exporter,” Aleksey Kim, corporate affairs director at Philip Morris Russia told RIA Novosti.


25th October 2017   Chicago Suburb Considering Ban on Sale of Tobacco
A Chicago suburb is considering an outright ban on the sale of tobacco products.
Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson has put forth a proposed village ordinance prohibiting the sale of tobacco entirely within the northwest suburban community. 

25th October 2017   Cross-party group of MPs launches inquiry
MPs are to carry out an inquiry into e-cigarettes amid concerns there are "significant gaps" in what is known about them and how they are regulated.
The science and technology committee will look at their effectiveness as a stop-smoking tool and the impact of their growing use on health. 

25th October 2017   UK Study Disarmes Youth Vaping to Smoking Myth
Does teen vaping lead to teen smoking? It’s the most pressing question in the battle over vaping regulations. In most countries regulatory strategy is predicated on the belief that for young people vaping could serve as a gateway to smoking. But is it true? 

25th October 2017   ‘Over-regulation of consumer choices’ dinner
Consumers of tobacco, alcohol, soft drinks and processed food shouldn’t be the victims of excessive regulations and taxation.
Forest EU is organising a working dinner tonight in Strasbourg to discuss the over-regulation of consumer choices. 

24th October 2017   Japan fails to toughen passive smoking ban
The Japanese government failed to toughen a passive smoking ban in its new anticancer program, which was approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday, without support from the ruling party representing industries to be affected by the measure.

24th October 2017   Cuomo bans vaping e-cigs indoors in public places
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed a bill into law Monday that will ban the vaping of e-cigarettes — just like smoking of traditional cigarettes, cigars and pipes — in public places under the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act, a spokesman said 

24th October 2017   Filtered cigarettes labelled an ’engineering hoax’
TASMANIAN researchers have called for all filter cigarettes to be banned from sale because they are an “engineering hoax” that harms both smokers and the environment. 

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