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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


Chicago
1st August 2018
With e-cigarettes now more popular among teens than traditional cigarettes, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) has introduced legislation to crack down on flavorings in e-cigarettes and cigars.Durbin believes companies are marketing towards kids with the use of flavoring such as cake batter, whipped cream and gummy bears. “When the people who make these products, like JUUL, insist this is just for adults to quit smoking tobacco products, bologna, you wouldn’t be pedaling these flavors to adults,” Durbin said. Another uninformed legislator.

Milwaukee
1st August 2018
The Milwaukee Bucks will designate as non-smoking not only the new Fiserv Forum but also the entire 30-acre arena district. This ban includes e-cigarettes.

South Africa
1st August 2018
The Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill (‘Tobacco Bill’), which is open for comment until 9 August 2018, imposes draconian new rules and restrictions on the sale and use of tobacco products, and controversially places electronic delivery systems (e-cigarettes or “vapes”) under harsh regulation.

Australia Cans vs Bottles
1st August 2018
Crack. Fizz. Gulp. Ahhhhhh. Is there a drinking experience more classically Australian than ripping the ring-pull off a beer? "The visceral pleasure from that first crack of a beer can is identical to popping a champagne cork," says wine and drinks writer Mike Bennie. "There's also huge appeal in the tinnie's nostalgia factor."

Vaping
17th July 2018
The news media and activists like to hype e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco products as a health hazard, but the reality is that e-cigarettes could help save smokers’ lives. Vaping can help you stop smoking tobacco, find a flavor you like and just try it. Worked for me and I had no trouble adjusting, never missed a cigarette. Now no one knows that I still do something I enjoy!


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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.

Alcohol-related deaths rose in Scotland last year

Published on 2019-06-26 12:28:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Stop Going Forward, Start Going Backwards

Published on 2019-06-26 10:55:14.
Website: Frank Davis

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Eerie Silence

Published on 2019-06-25 11:07:04.
Website: Frank Davis

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Did childhood obesity really fall in Leeds?

Published on 2019-06-24 15:28:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Asymmetry

Published on 2019-06-24 11:14:41.
Website: Frank Davis

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What’s Melting Greenland’s Ice?

Published on 2019-06-23 10:36:54.
Website: Frank Davis

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San Francisco Board of Supervisors to Vote Tuesday on Banning the Retail Sale of Cigarettes and Marijuana

Published on 2019-06-22 16:54:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Ten years of Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

Published on 2019-06-22 11:43:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Plate-Smashing Screaming Row

Published on 2019-06-22 10:19:26.
Website: Frank Davis

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The IEA is closer to power than it has been for decades

Published on 2019-06-21 09:00:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Scottish government spinning last year's alcohol statistics

Published on 2019-06-19 10:22:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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San Francisco Board of Supervisors Poised to Deliver Huge Gift to Philip Morris

Published on 2019-06-19 00:53:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Prohibition doesn't prohibit - prison edition

Published on 2019-06-18 10:05:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Critiques of the Lancet's 'no safe level' study

Published on 2019-06-17 09:05:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Last Orders for Jamie Oliver

Published on 2019-06-13 08:24:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Prämien für Neumitglieder

Published on 2019-06-12 05:53:16.
Website: Netzwerk Rauchen e.V.

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American idiots

Published on 2019-06-11 17:36:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Detailed interview on vaping and bans on flavored e-cigarettes - WICN's Public Eye

Published on 2019-06-10 15:07:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Panorama and alcohol, a toxic combination

Published on 2019-06-09 21:25:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Plain packaging for food, part 94

Published on 2019-06-05 08:59:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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In defence of food advertising

Published on 2019-05-30 11:08:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Restaurant food exceeds imaginary guidelines

Published on 2019-05-29 10:42:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Empfehlung zur EU-Wahl

Published on 2019-05-22 20:15:10.
Website: Netzwerk Rauchen e.V.

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Jamie Oliver - revenge of the millennials

Published on 2019-05-21 11:34:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Plain packaging - what happened?

Published on 2019-05-20 14:41:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Hello unintended consequences, my old friend

Published on 2019-05-16 16:27:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Fake news about inequality

Published on 2019-05-16 12:51:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Junk science + junk reporting = a lie

Published on 2019-05-15 17:19:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Last Orders with Brendan O'Neill

Published on 2019-05-14 09:00:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Is premature death from heart disease on the rise?

Published on 2019-05-13 10:04:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The cronyism of the sockpuppet state

Published on 2019-05-10 11:44:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The thirdhand smoke gravy train

Published on 2019-05-09 09:35:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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