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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


Ireland
5th June 2021
British American Tobacco (BAT), which trades in Ireland as PJ Carroll, has accused the State’s tobacco regulator of “inaction” for failing to rein in its commercial rivals over allegations that some of them are selling new products that it claims may be in breach of last year’s ban on menthol-flavoured cigarettes.

European Union
5th June 2021
“The SCHEER opinion underlined the health consequences [of e-cigarettes] and the important role they play in smoking initiation,” the report said. On the other hand, vaping advocates, which includes some health experts, say that e-cigarettes are a useful tool in the fight against tobacco, with much higher quit rates than other products. Studies show that e-cigarettes are less harmful than cigarettes, so they can be used as a quitting aid. But, supporters say that EU policymakers have ignored this evidence so far.

Florida
5th June 2021
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A case before the Florida Supreme Court could make it harder for Floridians to sue tobacco companies for damages.

The case centers around whether smokers have to point to a specific misleading statement that led them to believe smoking was safe and whether findings from a previous class action lawsuit can be used in other cases.

NY Marijuana
5th June 2021
The marijuana industry just got a boost in the state of New York. It becomes the 15th state to legalize the recreational use of cannabis, and this is how it will impact police strategy.

Amazon
5th June 2021
Amazon will no longer test most job applicants for marijuana use in the latest sign of America's changing relationship with pot. Amazon, the second-largest private employer in the U.S., also says it now backs legalizing marijuana nationwide.


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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.

A cure far worse than the disease

Published on 2021-09-23 15:09:32.
Website: Frank Davis

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Delay the Next Ice Age

Published on 2021-09-20 18:46:06.
Website: Frank Davis

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Isolated Protected Smokers

Published on 2021-09-17 15:40:40.
Website: Frank Davis

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Idiotic sugar reduction scheme spreads to Europe

Published on 2021-09-17 09:32:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Lowering the drink-drive limit didn't work in Scotland

Published on 2021-09-16 09:37:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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No Privacy

Published on 2021-09-14 14:14:18.
Website: Frank Davis

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Jardim Botânico

Published on 2021-09-13 13:16:47.
Website: Frank Davis

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How a typo tricked the media: half a beer a week won’t harm your health

Published on 2021-09-12 17:53:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Disruptive innovation webinar - today

Published on 2021-09-09 11:14:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The envy of the world

Published on 2021-09-08 10:02:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The gambling epidemic that never grows

Published on 2021-09-07 09:56:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A swift half with Claire Fox

Published on 2021-09-03 09:00:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Nanny State Index - interview

Published on 2021-09-02 11:59:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Richard Doll, smoking and moderate drinking

Published on 2021-09-01 09:46:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Last Orders with Mark Littlewood

Published on 2021-08-29 11:37:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A Swift Half with Stuart Ritchie

Published on 2021-08-25 14:55:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The WHO's war on alcohol

Published on 2021-08-24 13:00:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A critique of the sugar panic

Published on 2021-08-21 16:44:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Signs of sanity in US tobacco control?

Published on 2021-08-20 12:26:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Vaccines, vaping and varenicline

Published on 2021-08-19 15:21:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Randomised controlled trial shows that plain packaging doesn't work

Published on 2021-08-18 09:20:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Alcohol-related deaths rose sharply in Scotland last year

Published on 2021-08-17 10:44:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The drinking guidelines were set by temperance zealots

Published on 2021-08-16 14:24:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Smoking and COVID-19: a new evidence update

Published on 2021-08-12 10:53:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Some much needed exposure of Stanton Glantz

Published on 2021-08-10 15:16:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Correcting Lockdown Sceptics

Published on 2021-07-30 18:32:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The WHO's crazy war on vaping

Published on 2021-07-30 08:46:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Return of the coronavirus cranks

Published on 2021-07-29 11:31:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The lying, incompetent World Health Organisation

Published on 2021-07-28 11:02:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Tobacco: Australia's new drug war

Published on 2021-07-27 16:55:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The WHO Doubles Down On Its Incompetence

Published on 2020-05-29 17:13:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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It's That Man Again!

Published on 2020-05-21 19:57:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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