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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


Major Study on Risk Reduction of E-Cigarettes
12th December 2021
Electronic cigarettes with cigarette-like nicotine delivery may help some people stop smoking cigarettes, according to a new study by Penn State College of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University researchers. By switching to e-cigarettes, the researchers said tobacco users may reduce their exposure to certain carcinogens, or cancer causing substances.

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.


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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.

New junk science about alcohol advertising

Published on 2022-12-06 11:22:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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COVID-19, smoking and nicotine

Published on 2022-12-05 09:10:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Australia reaches peak clownshow

Published on 2022-12-03 12:08:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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FOBTs: What happened next?

Published on 2022-12-01 13:36:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Last Orders with Julia Hartley-Brewer

Published on 2022-11-30 20:30:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Great success! Mexico's sugar tax

Published on 2022-11-30 10:51:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The SNP's mad plans for alcohol advertising

Published on 2022-11-29 14:30:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A swift half with David Zaruk

Published on 2022-11-29 10:06:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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When The Comments Section Lets You Down ...

Published on 2022-11-29 00:13:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Banning disposable vapes?

Published on 2022-11-25 13:04:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A big rise in gambling addiction?

Published on 2022-11-24 13:14:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Vaping proven to be the best way to quit smoking, media look the other way

Published on 2022-11-18 14:43:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Underage gambling: a shaggy dog story?

Published on 2022-11-17 11:02:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Testing the total consumption model of alcohol

Published on 2022-11-15 11:10:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Last Orders with Nick Gillespie

Published on 2022-11-14 12:01:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A swift half with Edward Chancellor

Published on 2022-11-11 16:24:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Food fight

Published on 2022-11-10 15:28:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Revolver deluxe by The Beatles - a review

Published on 2022-11-09 09:25:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Burning our money to ASH

Published on 2022-11-08 14:04:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Of interest

Published on 2022-11-04 10:14:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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You can't appease fanatics, part 3,881

Published on 2022-11-03 11:41:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The Alternative Smoke-Free 2030 Plan

Published on 2022-11-02 10:34:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A swift half with Paul North

Published on 2022-10-31 17:11:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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What if we ditched the sugar tax?

Published on 2022-10-27 13:39:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Junk science of the week

Published on 2022-10-26 12:06:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Frank’s thoughts from October 2011

Published on 2022-10-26 10:44:19.
Website: Frank Davis

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Russia 1985–1999: TraumaZone - a review

Published on 2022-10-24 08:57:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Frank and the Orbital Siphon

Published on 2022-09-20 10:13:32.
Website: Frank Davis

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Frank: July 2012

Published on 2022-08-16 05:41:21.
Website: Frank Davis

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Frank from June 2019

Published on 2022-06-29 10:09:12.
Website: Frank Davis

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Debunked: CO2 & "climate change"

Published on 2022-06-06 22:52:00.
Website: Clearing The Air

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Cigarette packets

Published on 2022-05-30 14:58:01.
Website: Frank Davis

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