FORCES columnists offer news and perspectives on such issues as smoking and public policy, smoking and science, and the increasingly evident slippery slope that is leading to tobacco prohibition. They also venture into adjacent territory to chart the course of an authoritarian and censorious political and bureaucratic elite that uses state-of-the-art propaganda techniques, corporate handouts and tax dollars to woo the public towards a vision of the future that offers utopian illusions about health and safety in exchange for the privacy and freedom of both mind and body.

The concerns of our columnists range from a detailed examination of local legislative issues to broader philosophical considerations touching, for example, on the gradual (and decidedly undemocratic) globalization of public health policy.



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  • The Contraband Edge
    Details Author(s): Søren Højbjerg
    Article Published: 2011/07/25

  • In the Sixtieth Year of the Anti-Smoking Stampede
    Details Author(s): Søren Højbjerg
    Article Published: 2011/04/14


  • The Irish Miracle
    Details Author(s): Søren Højbjerg
    Article Published: 2009/11/13
    The real lesson of Ireland is resistance.

  • You can't brainwash lung cancer
    Details Author(s): Søren Højbjerg
    Article Published: 2009/05/14
    This week the cancer barons published their American cancer guesstimates for 2009.

  • Gian Turci is no more
    Details Author(s): Søren Højbjerg
    Article Published: 23 March 2009
    The greatest of the front line fighters for the rights of smokers, Gian Turci of FORCES International, is no more.

  • The Lions versus the Sheep
    Details Author(s): Søren Højbjerg
    Article Published: 2009/03/02
    The world is material. That is a brutal fact. No amount of welfare or social engineering can change that fact. Yet Public Health and its bastard child, Tobacco Control, persist in trying to change the material world with words and phrases. We call such words and phrases propaganda. Sometimes you can have fun with the enemy's propaganda.

  • Victory in Denmark – more smokers!
    Details Author(s): Søren Højbjerg
    Article Published: 2009/01/16
    It is almost one and a half years since an almost complete blanket ban on indoor smoking was introduced in Denmark. The infamous date was August 15, 2007.

  • The Smoking German
    Details Author(s): Søren Højbjerg
    Article Published: 10 December 2008
    From the annals of history we know that it takes courage to act in defiance against tyranny. Some of the most heartening examples of courage stem from the most hideous autocracy of the 20th century – Hitler's Nazi German regime of 1933 to 1945.

  • The Situation in Denmark
    Details Author(s): Søren Højbjerg
    Article Published: 29/09/2008
    Continuing oppression, and growing defiance, lie ahead in Denmark.

  • The Mysterious Voice of Violence
    Details Author(s): Søren Højbjerg
    Article Published: 05/09/2008
    During the course of history, movements have achieved political goals. In a great number of cases, the force of violence has played a role.


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