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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.
FDA and Vaping
22nd March 2018
Vapers have 90 days to write thier stories and thoughts on Vaping to the FDA. With the rise of teens Juuling, flavors and nicotine levels may no longer be available to adults.
Nicotine Causes Fat
19th March 2018
A new study published by University of California at San Diego conducted studies in rats that claim nicotine causes fat in the liver. Needless to say, they didn't seem to have any problem with nicotine in the patch, gum and nasal spray but they have a problem with e-cigarettes. Nor do they mention that nicotine is a natural substance found in Vegatables.
19th March 2018
Use of e-cigarettes in the world is growing continuously. However, Europe is falling behind. It is essential that Europe exploits the potential of this technology to reduce the impact of smoking on European Public Health. For this reason, the Italian Anti-Smoking League (Lega Italiana Anti Fumo - LIAF), hosted by MEP Giovanni La Via (former Chair of the ENVI Committee), is bringing experts and policymakers to the European Parliament to discuss the benefits of electronic cigarettes. The event takes place on 20 March 2018 at 12.30 p.m. and will allow experts to exchange views on the potential of e-cigarettes to help reshape European health.
19th March 2018
A proposed amendment to the law promoting public health — featuring measures against passive smoking — includes so many loopholes that it’s doubtful whether the steps will serve their stated purpose. The legislation for the first time provides for fines for people who violate the tightened regulations on indoor smoking in public spaces. But, after a compromise with the tobacco lobby within the Liberal Democratic Party, people are still free to smoke inside a majority of eating/drinking establishments — a major setback from the health ministry’s original plan to ban indoor smoking in all public spaces in principle.
19th March 2018
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo is proposing an outrageous 80% wholesale tax on vapor products as part of the state's FY2019 budget.
Considering that a 40% wholesale tax enacted in Pennsylvania has wiped out more than a third of the vapor businesses there, Gov. Raimondo's 80% tax must be stopped.
The meeting will be held March 21st at 4:30 PM (Rise of the House)
House Finance Committee, Rm 35 - State House.
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Note: All opinions expressed below are those of the authors only, not necessarily those of Forces International.
++Breaking++: Vape Marketing Discovered At A Vape Marketing Event!
Published on 2018-03-21 19:32:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Published on 2018-03-21 11:27:00. Website: Frank Davis
The temperance lobby's problem with supply and demand
Published on 2018-03-21 10:32:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Start A New Graveyard?
Published on 2018-03-20 13:16:05. Website: Frank Davis
More jobs for the boys on the obesity gravy train
Published on 2018-03-20 11:11:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
A Fictional Trump
Published on 2018-03-19 12:05:23. Website: Frank Davis
Motivated reasoning - a case study
Published on 2018-03-19 11:43:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Our Job Is Difficult, So The World Must Change
Published on 2018-03-18 21:19:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Screw You Day
Published on 2018-03-18 10:43:59. Website: Frank Davis
Correspondence Between NIAAA and the Alcohol Industry
Published on 2018-03-17 16:19:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Two Topics of Conversation in the Smoky Drinky Bar
Published on 2018-03-17 12:26:00. Website: Frank Davis
Last Orders returns
Published on 2018-03-16 12:12:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Plain Packs: The Failure Continues
Published on 2018-03-15 20:02:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Fast food outlets and obesity
Published on 2018-03-15 16:32:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
More Inevitable Plain Packaging Failure
Published on 2018-03-13 20:47:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
The futility of divestment
Published on 2018-03-13 10:28:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
The Cult-Like Stupidity At #WCTOH2018
Published on 2018-03-12 20:58:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
The scandal of 'public health' money being spent on health
Published on 2018-03-12 11:04:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
The World Conference on Tobacco or Prohibition
Published on 2018-03-10 11:26:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Sorting The Lies And The Truth At #WCTOH2018
Published on 2018-03-09 20:16:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
What is the real rate of child obesity?
Published on 2018-03-08 11:10:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
A Terrified Industry
Published on 2018-03-07 21:16:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Food is the new tobacco
Published on 2018-03-06 09:13:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Jamie Oliver and 'middle-class logic'
Published on 2018-03-05 11:04:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
The Fact Is, It Works
Published on 2018-03-04 20:26:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Simon Chapman: Expert Merchant Of Doubt
Published on 2018-03-03 20:40:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Jobs for the boys on the sugar levy evaluation
Published on 2018-03-02 10:21:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
The Concept Of Liberty Still Survives ... Elsewhere
Published on 2018-03-01 19:43:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
"We were unable to find evidence that any sugar tax actually implemented anywhere in the world has led to improvements in health"
Published on 2018-03-01 10:16:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
The affordability of alcohol
Published on 2018-02-28 11:58:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
New Study Concludes that Vaping Causes Heart Attacks
Published on 2018-02-27 01:01:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Another risible obesity prediction
Published on 2018-02-26 12:20:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist