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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.

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Top Stories


New York E-Cigarette Ban
19th September 2019
SYRACUSE — There has been push back across the state, after the Public Health and Planning Council passed the governor's emergency action, to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes.

The ban aims to prevent young people from using e-cigarettes, but many vape shop owners and adults who use e-cigarettes to quit smoking don't know what they are going to do now.

The ban on flavored e-cigarettes is currently in effect and stores have two weeks to remove all flavored e-cigarettes and nicotine e-liquids from their shelves.

India
19th September 2019
India announced on Wednesday a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes, as a backlash gathers pace worldwide due to health concerns about a product promoted as less harmful than smoking tobacco. "The decision was made keeping in mind the impact that e-cigarettes have on the youth of today," Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters in New Delhi.

CDC and E-Cigarettes
19th September 2019
Most patients have reported a history of using e-cigarette products containing THC. Many patients have reported using THC and nicotine. Some have reported the use of e-cigarette products containing only nicotine. No consistent e-cigarette or vaping product, substance, or additive has been identified in all cases, nor has any one product or substance been conclusively linked to lung disease in patients.

Avoid (THC)-Containing Vaping Juice
12th September 2019
Consumers are likely aware of the recent reports of respiratory illnesses — including some resulting in deaths – following the use of vaping products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) remains deeply concerned about these incidents and is working closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local public health partners to investigate them as quickly as possible.

Trump bans e-cigarettes
12th September 2019
Today Donald Trump announced he would ban flavored e-cigarettes. He said he would continue to allow tobacco flavored liquid.   What does that mean exactly? We don't know. Stay turned for more information.


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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.

Greta Thunberg Wants You To Panic

Published on 2019-09-21 10:20:41.
Website: Frank Davis

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The Mantle Plume Myth

Published on 2019-09-20 10:01:48.
Website: Frank Davis

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Child exploitation in Scotland

Published on 2019-09-20 08:00:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Minimum pricing: media fall for blatant cherry-picking

Published on 2019-09-19 09:09:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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As Another Person Dies from Using Illicit THC Vape Carts, Health Authorities Still Insist that We Have No Idea What is Causing the Problem

Published on 2019-09-18 16:12:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Europe: From Community to Union to Empire

Published on 2019-09-18 11:28:02.
Website: Frank Davis

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India bans e-cigarettes, tobacco stocks rally

Published on 2019-09-18 10:26:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Despite Increasing Clarity in Role of Illicit THC Vape Carts in Lung Injury Outbreak, CDC Violating Its Own Principles to Blame E-Cigarettes

Published on 2019-09-17 12:39:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Batshit Crazy Public Debates

Published on 2019-09-17 11:48:24.
Website: Frank Davis

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Last Orders with Mark Littlewood

Published on 2019-09-17 09:43:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Under Michigan's New E-Cigarette Flavor Ban, a Youth Caught With a Juul Four-Pack Could Be Put in Prison for Six Months

Published on 2019-09-16 19:50:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Evidence? We don't need no stinking evidence!

Published on 2019-09-16 11:36:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Smoking Roll-ups

Published on 2019-09-16 10:37:59.
Website: Frank Davis

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Public Health England admits that its policies won't reduce childhood obesity

Published on 2019-09-12 16:41:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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E-Cigarettes are a Gateway to Smoking, so as Teen Vaping Dramatically Increased from 21% to 28%, Smoking Plummeted to Lowest Historical Level

Published on 2019-09-12 13:52:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Tobacco Financial Analysts: Flavored E-Cigarette Ban Will Substantially Boost Cigarette Sales

Published on 2019-09-12 13:03:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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The American Vape Scare

Published on 2019-09-11 18:25:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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In Completely Irresponsible and Negligent Message, American Lung Association Warns against E-Cigarette Use, but Not against Vaping THC

Published on 2019-09-11 16:56:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids are Lying to the Public

Published on 2019-09-10 23:50:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Pieces of the Mysterious Lung Disease Puzzle Starting to Come Together, But CDC Continues to Endanger Health by Hiding the Critical Pieces

Published on 2019-09-10 12:26:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Sugar levy cash gets swallowed

Published on 2019-09-10 09:48:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Soda taxes still not working

Published on 2019-09-09 13:32:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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CDC's Obfuscation of Link Between Illicit THC Carts and Lung Disease Outbreak is Worsening the Situation and Probably Leading to More Cases

Published on 2019-09-09 12:11:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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A Flood of Irresponsible Actions and Advice on Respiratory Disease Outbreak

Published on 2019-09-08 20:06:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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American Lung Association Criticizes CDC for Giving a Vague Warning on Respiratory Disease Outbreak; Then Issues a Warning that is Even More Vague

Published on 2019-09-06 19:08:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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CDC Has No Problem Attacking Vaping Companies so Why are They Protecting the Marijuana Drug Cartel?

Published on 2019-09-06 18:23:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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The Social Market Foundation's alcohol tax report

Published on 2019-09-06 12:09:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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ALERT: Major Breakthrough in Investigation of "Mysterious" Lung Disease Outbreak

Published on 2019-09-05 20:15:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Health Officials Continue to Warn People Not to Use E-Cigarettes While Youth Get Life-Threatening Diseases from Vaping Marijuana

Published on 2019-09-05 14:28:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Michigan Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes is a Terrible Policy with Devastating Public Health Consequences

Published on 2019-09-05 12:31:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Next up: the snack tax

Published on 2019-09-05 08:46:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Junk alcohol statistics laid bare

Published on 2019-09-04 12:46:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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