Welcome to the new FORCES site!

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 to the Free Choice 2020s: a decade in which ventilation, air filtration and tolerance will largely take the place of today's more unreasonable prohibitions. It's now 2013, and over the next seven years we will lay the groundwork for that new decade and help move the world to a place where the rights of all people, smokers and nonsmokers 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


Alternative Tobacco Products
19th July 2013
UIC to Study Young Adult Use of Alternative Tobacco Products

Fighting Smoking Bans
18th July 2013
Fighting Smoking Bans - Nobody Can Do It Better Than You

Finally, the Inspector General
5th March 2013
The CDC gave grants to anti-tobacco, who in turn lobbied for smoking bans.

The Inspector General's Office said quarterly grant reports filed by cities and organizations "may reflect inappropriate lobbying activities using CPPW grant funds."

The letter proceeded to state that CDC-provided information "appear to authorize, or even encourage grantees to use grant funds for impermissible lobbying. Furthermore, grantee activity reports posted online make troubling assertions that, on their face, raise the possibility that … anti-lobbying provisions were violated."

The Inspector General Office's allegation is a serious one. Use of congressional funds in an attempt to enact tobacco regulations is illegal.


Tobacco Legislation For 2013
5th March 2013
Here is a list of pending legislation on tobacco, by taxes, bans or changing the legal age to purchase tobacco.
Find out what is going on in your state.

Oregon
5th March 2013

Oregon legislators have become addicted to the so-called sin taxes they place on booze, drugs, and gambling. If we don’t break their addiction, it will expand into areas such as sugary soft drinks and fatty foods.

Now, a provocative new study challenges the whole concept of sin taxes, finding that they “not only do little to limit the use of ‘bad’ products, they do nothing to reduce societal costs.” Most remarkably, the study “demonstrates that those shockingly large estimates of the costs that the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, sugar, and fat supposedly impose on society have little basis in reality.”

There are additional studies done by the Congressional Research Service that support this study.



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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.

Curling Just Like Smoke

Published on 2014-09-21 16:23:04.
Website: Frank Davis

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Rest of the Story Announces Fund-Raising Campaign for Research on Effectiveness of Electronic Cigarettes

Published on 2014-09-21 14:19:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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"Sphère privée: la révolution est en marche !" C'est un Pirate qui vous le dit !

Published on 2014-09-21 12:41:20.
Website: Accueil

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Volksbegehren gegen Rauchverbot in NRW – ein Abgang

Published on 2014-09-21 11:12:45.
Website: Netzwerk Rauchen e.V.

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The conceit of 'public health'

Published on 2014-09-21 05:22:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The Cult of Global Warming

Published on 2014-09-20 17:49:31.
Website: Frank Davis

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"Mon périple aux Etats-Unis : deux mois en centre de rétention"

Published on 2014-09-20 12:33:23.
Website: Accueil

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Link Tank 20/09

Published on 2014-09-20 02:15:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Bientôt des "Droits de l'Homme numériques ?"

Published on 2014-09-19 17:42:04.
Website: Accueil

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No Winners

Published on 2014-09-19 17:09:47.
Website: Frank Davis

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Fog

Published on 2014-09-18 16:53:26.
Website: Frank Davis

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You're Daft Because You're Not Like Us

Published on 2014-09-18 13:41:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Les cachotteries du Procureur de Genève dénoncées

Published on 2014-09-18 13:03:29.
Website: Accueil

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Calorie consumption revisited (part 1 of many)

Published on 2014-09-18 11:15:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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New Data from the UK Show that Despite Dramatic E-Cigarette Experimentation among Youth, There are Few Regular Users and Very Few Nonsmoking Regular U

Published on 2014-09-18 04:49:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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Les recharges des e-cigarettes inquiètent les toxicologues

Published on 2014-09-17 19:14:16.
Website: Accueil

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Two Hat-Tips and an Oddity

Published on 2014-09-17 18:16:53.
Website: Frank Davis

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Anti-Smoking Groups Reveal Real Reason they Opposed Ban on E-Cig Sales to Minors: Money and Protection of Cigarette Sales

Published on 2014-09-17 04:10:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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Policy-Based Evidence-Making - A Video Guide

Published on 2014-09-16 11:35:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Abus d'euthanasies par des étrangers: bientôt un permis de mourir ?

Published on 2014-09-16 06:18:48.
Website: Accueil

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UK Professor and Government Health Adviser - An E-Cigarette Opponent - Steps Down After Crude Verbal Attacks on Vapers

Published on 2014-09-16 04:24:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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Advertising in a Free Society

Published on 2014-09-16 02:58:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Comment interdire la « fumée passive » des avions à réaction ?

Published on 2014-09-15 14:45:57.
Website: Accueil

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Aghast From The Past

Published on 2014-09-15 14:19:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Euthanasie "à la carte" pour un criminel qui ne supporte pas la prison

Published on 2014-09-15 12:53:53.
Website: Accueil

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Legends in their own lunchtime

Published on 2014-09-15 10:37:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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“Stand Up To Cancer” Not Standing Up to Cigarette Promoters; Special Guest Commentary by Dr. Alan Blum

Published on 2014-09-15 04:18:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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Faut-il interdire la pub et le sponsoring des cigarettiers ?

Published on 2014-09-14 17:39:59.
Website: Accueil

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Breitbart Wind Farm Articles

Published on 2014-09-13 05:47:41.
Website: LifestyleReviews

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Link Tank 13/09

Published on 2014-09-13 03:00:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Langage interdit: : le "négrillon" ne passe pas la rampe...

Published on 2014-09-12 15:55:53.
Website: Accueil

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An Investigation Into Whom?

Published on 2014-09-12 11:21:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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