Welcome to the 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.
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.
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.
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. Look for Previous Top Stories »»
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.
Hunter-gatherer Moralists with Cell Phones
Published on 2015-03-27 17:16:33. Website: Frank Davis
UDC: "Pour la liberté et les droits démocratiques"
Published on 2015-03-27 16:08:20. Website: Accueil
More evidence on alcohol advertising
Published on 2015-03-27 08:45:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Published on 2015-03-26 17:52:09. Website: Frank Davis
You WILL Drink In The Pub, Godammit!
Published on 2015-03-26 14:12:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Healthy high streets
Published on 2015-03-26 06:55:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
California Department of Public Health E-Cigarette Web Site is Full of Lies; Why Can't They Just Tell the Truth?
Published on 2015-03-26 02:39:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary
Who Runs The Government?
Published on 2015-03-25 17:11:51. Website: Frank Davis
Who Is Misinforming Jane Ellison About E-Cigs?
Published on 2015-03-25 12:26:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
California Department of Public Health Running Campaign to Keep Smokers from Switching to Electronic Cigarettes
Published on 2015-03-25 03:01:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary
In The Pocket of ASH
Published on 2015-03-24 17:10:28. Website: Frank Davis
Mascot Watch #31: ASH In The Trough Edition
Published on 2015-03-24 12:49:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Where are John Dalli's supporters now?
Published on 2015-03-24 04:50:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Washington Governor and Legislature Seeking to Protect Cigarette Profits; Legislation Would Decimate Public Health by Increasing Cigarette Consumption
Published on 2015-03-24 02:40:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary
L'ignorance crasse de nos parlementaires sur l'Inquisition via le Net stupéfie !
Published on 2015-03-23 19:01:16. Website: Accueil
In What Year?
Published on 2015-03-23 17:15:41. Website: Frank Davis
News From The Slope
Published on 2015-03-23 13:39:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Nina Teicholz's Big Fat Surprise
Published on 2015-03-23 03:53:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
March E-Cigarette Madness: Regional Results for Worst E-Cigarette Lie
Published on 2015-03-23 03:20:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary
Ils veulent tous s'emparer du Net...
Published on 2015-03-21 17:15:29. Website: Accueil
A 90 ans, l'usurier exploitait la faiblesse de prostituées !
Published on 2015-03-21 06:26:08. Website: Accueil
Link Tank 21/03
Published on 2015-03-21 04:10:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Surely Some Mistake
Published on 2015-03-20 11:09:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
50 words for lobbying
Published on 2015-03-20 05:25:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Slippery slope? Nah!
Published on 2015-03-19 14:07:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Training Journalists To Condemn E-Cigs
Published on 2015-03-19 13:55:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
New Commentary Argues that Electronic Cigarette Use Can Improve Respiratory Health Among Smokers
Published on 2015-03-19 12:29:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary
The plain packs cottage industry
Published on 2015-03-19 03:48:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
La Tribune de Genève:" La rénovation du Café de l'Hôtel-de-Ville reste dans les limbes"
Published on 2015-03-18 17:41:21. Website: Accueil
Bras de fer sur le dossier médical électronique
Published on 2015-03-18 07:28:43. Website: Accueil
Respect the professionals!
Published on 2015-03-17 16:06:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
SEV:"Big Brother toujours plus curieux"
Published on 2015-03-17 14:12:06. Website: Accueil