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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


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. 

UK Study Disarmes Youth Vaping to Smoking Myth
25th October 2017
Does teen vaping lead to teen smoking? It’s the most pressing question in the battle over vaping regulations. In most countries regulatory strategy is predicated on the belief that for young people vaping could serve as a gateway to smoking. But is it true? 

‘Over-regulation of consumer choices’ dinner
25th October 2017
Consumers of tobacco, alcohol, soft drinks and processed food shouldn’t be the victims of excessive regulations and taxation.
Forest EU is organising a working dinner tonight in Strasbourg to discuss the over-regulation of consumer choices. 


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Anti-prohibition news from over the world

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Note: All opinions expressed below are those of the authors only, not necessarily those of Forces International.

Perverse

Published on 2017-11-20 10:38:32.
Website: Frank Davis

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Shipman

Published on 2017-11-19 11:56:58.
Website: Frank Davis

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EPA Purge

Published on 2017-11-18 11:41:42.
Website: Frank Davis

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Nine Years Later ...

Published on 2017-11-17 16:38:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Plain packaging for alcohol (again)

Published on 2017-11-17 16:09:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A Reply To Seppi

Published on 2017-11-17 12:02:11.
Website: Frank Davis

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Europuppets defunded

Published on 2017-11-17 10:15:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Looking forward to minimum pricing

Published on 2017-11-16 15:18:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Disintegration

Published on 2017-11-16 12:55:31.
Website: Frank Davis

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Another Triumph For Repulsive Elitist Snobs

Published on 2017-11-15 20:25:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Minimum pricing can now happen before Brexit

Published on 2017-11-15 10:36:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Clueless Councils - One Year On

Published on 2017-11-14 22:12:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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#AlcoholAwarenessWeek

Published on 2017-11-13 09:29:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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ASH In A Glass House, With Stones

Published on 2017-11-12 21:41:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Plain packaging - a gift to the black market

Published on 2017-11-12 12:40:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Neues Album für Schockbilder

Published on 2017-11-11 22:29:31.
Website: Netzwerk Rauchen e.V.

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Killjoys - out now

Published on 2017-11-10 09:25:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Killjoys - How Paternalism Harms The Public

Published on 2017-11-09 22:33:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Alcohol deaths and the folly of the whole population approach

Published on 2017-11-07 14:45:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Kerching! 11 More Years Of Failure Please

Published on 2017-11-06 18:28:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Self-serving sockpuppets

Published on 2017-11-06 15:41:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The Assault On Christmas Begins

Published on 2017-11-05 19:53:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Set vaping free

Published on 2017-11-03 11:30:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Vaping Solutions: An Easy Brexit Win

Published on 2017-11-03 08:00:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Public Health Rogue Traders

Published on 2017-11-02 12:02:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Up is down in 'public health'

Published on 2017-11-02 11:03:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Keyboard At The Ready, Vapers

Published on 2017-10-31 14:54:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Nicotine, Public Health, And The Profit Motive

Published on 2017-10-30 19:27:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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NIAAA Promotes Alcohol Industry Public Relations Program; Violates Ethical Standards by Appearing in Anheuser-Busch Promotional Video

Published on 2017-10-30 12:57:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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How Public Health England changed the drinking guidelines

Published on 2017-10-30 12:17:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Travel Advice For Australia Updated For Vapers

Published on 2017-10-27 17:23:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Denying healthcare to smokers and fat people

Published on 2017-10-26 08:49:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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