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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


Major Study on Risk Reduction of E-Cigarettes
12th December 2021
Electronic cigarettes with cigarette-like nicotine delivery may help some people stop smoking cigarettes, according to a new study by Penn State College of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University researchers. By switching to e-cigarettes, the researchers said tobacco users may reduce their exposure to certain carcinogens, or cancer causing substances.

Ireland
5th June 2021
British American Tobacco (BAT), which trades in Ireland as PJ Carroll, has accused the State’s tobacco regulator of “inaction” for failing to rein in its commercial rivals over allegations that some of them are selling new products that it claims may be in breach of last year’s ban on menthol-flavoured cigarettes.

European Union
5th June 2021
“The SCHEER opinion underlined the health consequences [of e-cigarettes] and the important role they play in smoking initiation,” the report said. On the other hand, vaping advocates, which includes some health experts, say that e-cigarettes are a useful tool in the fight against tobacco, with much higher quit rates than other products. Studies show that e-cigarettes are less harmful than cigarettes, so they can be used as a quitting aid. But, supporters say that EU policymakers have ignored this evidence so far.

Florida
5th June 2021
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A case before the Florida Supreme Court could make it harder for Floridians to sue tobacco companies for damages.

The case centers around whether smokers have to point to a specific misleading statement that led them to believe smoking was safe and whether findings from a previous class action lawsuit can be used in other cases.

NY Marijuana
5th June 2021
The marijuana industry just got a boost in the state of New York. It becomes the 15th state to legalize the recreational use of cannabis, and this is how it will impact police strategy.


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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.

Frank from June 2019

Published on 2022-06-29 10:09:12.
Website: Frank Davis

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A swift half with Mark Schrad

Published on 2022-06-27 12:56:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Minimum pricing continues to go wrong

Published on 2022-06-23 09:46:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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What lockdown tells us about alcohol policy

Published on 2022-06-22 10:12:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Alcohol consumption is at a historic low, temperance lobby demands action

Published on 2022-06-21 09:47:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Paul McCartney at 80

Published on 2022-06-19 10:41:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Debating with Debs

Published on 2022-06-11 14:16:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A swift half with Joanna Williams

Published on 2022-06-10 13:29:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Send in the clowns - Javed Khan's tobacco review

Published on 2022-06-09 16:19:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Raising the smoking age and other bad ideas

Published on 2022-06-08 15:47:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Minimum pricing in the mud

Published on 2022-06-07 06:58:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Debunked: CO2 & "climate change"

Published on 2022-06-06 22:52:00.
Website: Clearing The Air

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More evidence that graphic warnings (and plain packaging) don't work

Published on 2022-06-06 09:49:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Illiterate 'public health' bozos

Published on 2022-06-02 12:43:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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New Zealand becomes a target market for tobacco smugglers

Published on 2022-06-01 10:39:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The imaginary government U-turn on gambling

Published on 2022-05-31 10:36:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Cigarette packets

Published on 2022-05-30 14:58:01.
Website: Frank Davis

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Alcohol policy - theory versus facts

Published on 2022-05-30 10:33:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Last Orders with Patrick Flynn

Published on 2022-05-30 09:30:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A swift half with Julian Jessop

Published on 2022-05-27 10:03:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The European Commission wants to hear from you

Published on 2022-05-26 12:42:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Vaping is an "environmental disaster", say anti-vaping nuts

Published on 2022-05-25 08:30:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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E-cigarette use costs $15 billion a year?!?

Published on 2022-05-24 09:19:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A swift half with Johnny Kitson

Published on 2022-05-23 15:09:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Jamie Oliver addresses a small gathering in London

Published on 2022-05-20 15:07:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Do nanny state policies work at all?

Published on 2022-05-18 15:33:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Trying to find common ground on food policy

Published on 2022-05-18 09:10:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Bog off forever

Published on 2022-05-17 11:17:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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New Study Finds that Switching from Smoking to Vaping Reduces Heart Disease Risk by 34%

Published on 2022-05-11 23:19:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Frank, April 2014

Published on 2022-04-28 10:07:12.
Website: Frank Davis

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Frank from November 2017

Published on 2022-03-29 11:54:01.
Website: Frank Davis

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Frank from February 2020

Published on 2022-02-27 12:07:51.
Website: Frank Davis

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