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Top Stories


Sweeping law passed ahead of 'World No Tobacco Day
20th May 2017
'Smoke in public and face jail' says Philippine president Duterte
First it was drug dealers, now smokers are in the crosshairs of the Philippine president.
People who smoke in public could face a four-month prison sentence or a $100 fine after a decree passed by Rodrigo Duterte aims to clamp down on those who light up.
The law which was announced on Thursday (18 May) will forbid tobacco use, as well as e-cigarettes, in all public spaces including pavements. 

The EU begins its crackdown on smokers and vapers
20th May 2017
A triumph of the busybodies: the EU begins its crackdown on smokers and vapers
One day last summer I walked into my local e-cigarette shop and bought their entire stock of my favourite vape juice. For good measure, I also bought their entire stock of the same flavour in a higher nicotine concentration and 10 bottles of the same flavour with zero nicotine to be mixed at home.

It cost me the best part of £300, but I knew it was my last chance. On previous visits, I had noticed the shelves getting barer. Less popular flavours like mine were being discontinued, so I bought the lot. The stock has never been replenished and I have bought nothing from them since. 

New Washington laws cover liquor samples,auctions
18th May 2017
 New Washington laws cover liquor samples, wine auctions, tasting rooms.
Customers sampling liquor at Washington craft distilleries can have their half shot with water or soda.
Charities can auction wine to raise money.
Craft distilleries can get a license to store their liquor in a warehouse
Wineries can have twice as many tasting rooms, where they can sell growlers and kegs of their products as well as samples.


Regulations on indoor smoking to be relaxed
17th May 2017
Smokers are breathing a sigh of relief, while nonsmokers will be gasping for air now that a draft amendment to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act has scrapped plans to ban smoking lounges in hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and cigar lounges, health officials announced on Tuesday. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --

Promote Health by Not Defending an E-Cigarette Ban
17th May 2017
The Trump administration should no longer defend FDA’s indefensible vaping ban. Harm reduction — opting for a product or activity that is not harmless but is better than the existing alternative — is a common and obvious strategy that we employ almost unthinkingly. For example, many drugs used for chemotherapy to treat cancer are highly toxic and cause a variety of serious side effects, but taking them is better than leaving the cancer untreated.

 


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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.

Half a Bottle of Pinot Grigio

Published on 2017-05-22 11:58:04.
Website: Frank Davis

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Smokers Will Unite The World

Published on 2017-05-21 10:57:26.
Website: Frank Davis

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Weekend review

Published on 2017-05-21 08:17:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Tobacco Products Directive now in force

Published on 2017-05-20 12:16:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Call Judge Jeanine Pirro

Published on 2017-05-20 10:45:40.
Website: Frank Davis

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Tobacco Control Kills

Published on 2017-05-19 18:18:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Tin packs and ten packs

Published on 2017-05-19 10:35:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Forward Together with Tobacco Control

Published on 2017-05-19 10:08:07.
Website: Frank Davis

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Jamie Oliver Is In Australia, Close The Border

Published on 2017-05-18 20:56:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Burying the benefits of drinking - a history lesson

Published on 2017-05-18 14:04:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Smokers Uniting

Published on 2017-05-18 11:03:33.
Website: Frank Davis

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Joined-Up Lobbying

Published on 2017-05-17 20:21:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Slippery slope: gambling edition

Published on 2017-05-17 10:47:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A Good Aussie Speaks Up, Again

Published on 2017-05-16 20:43:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Tory paternalism and gambling

Published on 2017-05-16 11:12:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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It's The Vaping, Stupid!

Published on 2017-05-15 17:47:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Graphic warnings for hamburgers

Published on 2017-05-14 18:13:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Labour wonders why pubs have been closing

Published on 2017-05-12 14:53:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Stop Pretending, 'Public Health' - You're Simply Common Prohibitionists

Published on 2017-05-11 17:15:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Nanny State Index 2017

Published on 2017-05-10 00:00:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Es ist schon ein Kreuz…

Published on 2017-05-09 19:52:44.
Website: Netzwerk Rauchen e.V.

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Government Testing of Another Vape Shop Reveals No Cause for Concern about Secondhand Vaping

Published on 2017-05-09 19:25:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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Worthless research into thirdhand smoke

Published on 2017-05-08 12:28:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The Staggering Hypocrisy Of ASH

Published on 2017-05-08 10:54:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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When alcohol prophecies fail

Published on 2017-05-05 10:13:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Smokeless Tobacco Company Admits that Its Products Cause Oral Cancer

Published on 2017-05-04 12:06:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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What is Public Health England doing to our food?

Published on 2017-05-04 10:47:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Awkward Facts Emerge From France

Published on 2017-05-03 21:00:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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The curse of plain packaging

Published on 2017-05-03 11:03:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The Nanny State Index Conference is coming

Published on 2017-05-02 14:51:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Op-Ed: Don't Let Alternative Facts Deter Congress from Fixing E-Cigarette Regulations

Published on 2017-05-02 11:57:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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The soda tax scam

Published on 2017-05-01 12:46:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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