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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


Greece
15th January 2018
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”.

Seasons Greetings
24th December 2017
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.

Geopolitics doesn't stop Philip Morris
29th October 2017
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.

Chicago Suburb Considering Ban on Sale of Tobacco
25th October 2017
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. 

Cross-party group of MPs launches inquiry
25th October 2017
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. 


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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.

The sugar conspiracy debunked

Published on 2018-02-16 12:06:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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An Electrical Analogue Model of Ice Ages

Published on 2018-02-16 11:04:28.
Website: Frank Davis

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The Younger Dryas

Published on 2018-02-15 13:47:10.
Website: Frank Davis

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Childhood obesity figures are worthless

Published on 2018-02-15 10:02:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The WHO Has Finally Lost It

Published on 2018-02-14 20:08:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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A Theory Of Ice Ages

Published on 2018-02-14 12:37:24.
Website: Frank Davis

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Whoever Next?

Published on 2018-02-13 11:51:59.
Website: Frank Davis

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Dangerous Safe Spaces

Published on 2018-02-12 12:39:46.
Website: Frank Davis

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John Stuart Mill spins in his grave

Published on 2018-02-12 12:38:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Low alcohol drinks lead to more alcohol being drunk, claim cranks

Published on 2018-02-08 12:33:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Going Places

Published on 2018-02-07 18:37:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Public Health England

Published on 2018-02-06 12:45:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Can We Have Our Money Back, PHE?

Published on 2018-02-06 10:26:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Plain packaging in France: another non-event

Published on 2018-02-05 12:57:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Public health versus 'public health'

Published on 2018-02-02 10:44:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The consequences of PHE's calorie propaganda

Published on 2018-02-01 11:32:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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ASH's Snus Flip Flop

Published on 2018-01-31 18:58:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Two steps back for tobacco harm reduction

Published on 2018-01-31 11:17:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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What does Islam teach its followers? (muslims)

Published on 2018-01-30 15:47:00.
Website: Clearing The Air

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The anti-drink lobby's war on reality: Geordie Shore edition

Published on 2018-01-30 11:35:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Nick Cohen's dystopia

Published on 2018-01-28 13:17:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Junk alcohol research of the week

Published on 2018-01-26 17:42:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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My Op-Ed in U.S. News & World Report on the National Academy of Sciences Report on E-Cigarettes

Published on 2018-01-26 02:17:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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A Great Day For Bureaucratic Intransigence

Published on 2018-01-25 21:47:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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WBUR Interview Regarding National Academy of Sciences E-Cigarette Report

Published on 2018-01-24 17:01:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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National Academy of Sciences Report on Electronic Cigarettes Confirms that Vaping is Much Safer than Smoking and Has No Known Long-Term Health Effects

Published on 2018-01-24 12:45:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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A Big Week For Tobacco Harm Reduction

Published on 2018-01-23 19:31:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Snus goes to court again

Published on 2018-01-23 11:59:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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There Should Be More Smoking On TV, Not Less

Published on 2018-01-22 19:50:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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A junk history of tobacco harm reduction

Published on 2018-01-22 12:55:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Blame the government, not Brexit, for the biscuit rip off

Published on 2018-01-19 20:35:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Public Health England vs. the Evening Standard

Published on 2018-01-17 11:45:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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