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.
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.
The Billionaires’ Club
Published on 2014-07-30 16:18:17. Website: Frank Davis
The Very Definition Of Cutting One's Nose Off
Published on 2014-07-30 15:58:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Published on 2014-07-30 15:26:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
NASA and Dept of Defense To The Rescue
Published on 2014-07-30 11:19:00. Website: Jredheadgirl
La Jeunesse socialiste boycotte le drapeau suisse
Published on 2014-07-30 06:36:03. Website: Accueil
Electronic Cigarette Opponents Continue to Misrepresent the Science to Support their Positions
Published on 2014-07-30 04:12:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
All So Blatant
Published on 2014-07-29 19:54:25. Website: Frank Davis
Le gendarme de la concurrence inflige une amende à l'ATS
Published on 2014-07-29 17:06:26. Website: Accueil
Drafting A Plain Packs Consultation Response (Again)
Published on 2014-07-29 12:30:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
A temperance manifesto for 2015
Published on 2014-07-29 03:53:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Ball And Chain
Published on 2014-07-28 19:02:00. Website: Frank Davis
Stop! By Order Of The Council
Published on 2014-07-28 10:29:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Sitôt placardées, les affichesde l'Office fédéral de la Santé Publique choquent déjà
Published on 2014-07-28 10:11:58. Website: Accueil
Evidence from UK Casts Doubt on Assertion that Electronic Cigarettes are a Gateway to Youth Smoking Addiction
Published on 2014-07-28 03:10:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Tapage nocturne à Genève: technologie policière aberrante !
Published on 2014-07-27 17:35:24. Website: Accueil
Plain Packaging Challenged
Published on 2014-07-27 16:41:24. Website: Frank Davis
Les "écopopistes" méritent l'appellation de "racistes écolos"
Published on 2014-07-27 06:11:25. Website: Accueil
The high street is dead, long live the high street
Published on 2014-07-27 05:26:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
The Calm Before The Storm
Published on 2014-07-26 20:36:32. Website: Frank Davis
La France, en route vers la censure d'Internet
Published on 2014-07-26 16:42:59. Website: Accueil
Les festivals pourraient-ils se passer du soutien financier de l'industrie du tabac?
Published on 2014-07-26 12:43:33. Website: Accueil
Ban Mars Bars!
Published on 2014-07-26 11:54:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Cinéforom: Les permanents de l'assistanat se subventionnent eux-mêmes !
Published on 2014-07-25 16:34:20. Website: Accueil
Loi sur les taxis: un référendum contre "le monopole étatique"
Published on 2014-07-25 07:20:06. Website: Accueil
Simon Chapman: tedious self-plagiarist
Published on 2014-07-24 23:00:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Explosion In Fake Cigarettes Since Plain Packaging
Published on 2014-07-24 09:10:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
What's Wrong Here? Michigan Medical Society Opposes Bill to Ban E-Cigarette Sales to Minors
Published on 2014-07-24 04:25:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Soda tax chumps
Published on 2014-07-23 14:48:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Whatever You Do, Don't Think Of The Children!
Published on 2014-07-23 10:28:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
D.C. District Court Invalidates TPSAC Menthol Report Because of Conflicts of Interest of Panel Members
Published on 2014-07-23 04:55:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Leur but: polluer le plus possible!
Published on 2014-07-22 11:39:57. Website: Accueil
Know A Decent Pub Garden? Shhh, Don't Tell
Published on 2014-07-22 11:39:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote