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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.

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Top Stories


Marijuana Legal in Canada
6th April 2018
The federal government introduced legislation in April of 2017 to legalize recreational use of marijuana in Canada, which will come into effect later this year.

Calgary’s city council has approved bylaw amendments that limit marijuana use in public places and the plan also provides guidelines for cannabis retailers.

California
6th April 2018
San Francisco Board of Supervisors, which has joint jurisdiction over the city and the county, unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting the sale of all flavored tobacco products including menthol cigarettes. However, the legislation was blocked by a grassroots organization — setting the stage for a ballot question in this June's general election.

Ireland
6th April 2018
The land of Irish whiskey and world renowned beer is being threatened by an anti-alcohol agenda. Irish health officials are pursuing legislation that would require alcohol companies to include labels on their products warning consumers of the supposed link between alcohol and cancer.

Vaping Study
6th April 2018
Association of E-Cigarette Use With Smoking Cessation Among Smokers Who Plan to Quit After a Hospitalization: A Prospective Study.

Trying to Quit, try e-cigarettes.
4th April 2018
Jonathan H. Adler, a professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, calls e-cigarettes “the most promising smoking alternative to enter the market to date.” Many varieties of nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs), such as gums and patches, are designed to aid smoking cessation by satiating smokers’ nicotine cravings, but these traditional options have failed to make a significant dent in levels of addiction.


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Anti-prohibition news from over the world

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Note: All opinions expressed below are those of the authors only, not necessarily those of Forces International.

Useless Doctors

Published on 2018-04-20 11:17:34.
Website: Frank Davis

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Keeping Still

Published on 2018-04-19 09:43:19.
Website: Frank Davis

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Alcohol Focus Scotland's quest for relevance

Published on 2018-04-19 09:30:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The art of advertising

Published on 2018-04-18 12:09:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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An Impending Political Krakatoa Event

Published on 2018-04-18 10:10:46.
Website: Frank Davis

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The Deplorables

Published on 2018-04-17 10:13:47.
Website: Frank Davis

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Who's to blame when bad science is published?

Published on 2018-04-17 08:57:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Forget Your Customers At Your Peril

Published on 2018-04-16 18:09:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Reformulated Lucozade is tanking

Published on 2018-04-16 13:45:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Motorbikes and War Machines

Published on 2018-04-16 10:47:09.
Website: Frank Davis

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Camilla Cavendish: authoritarian idiot

Published on 2018-04-15 13:00:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Snus Ban: Let's Leave The EU, Sort It Out Later

Published on 2018-04-12 20:09:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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NIH Director Grilled at Appropriations Hearing About NIAAA Collusion with Alcohol Industry

Published on 2018-04-12 11:47:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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Junk science about junk food advertising

Published on 2018-04-12 08:04:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Good riddance to bad sockpuppets

Published on 2018-04-11 10:51:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The Sugar Tax Con Trick

Published on 2018-04-09 21:38:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Principal Investigator of Alcohol Clinical Trial is Hiding its Industry Funding from the Public and Potential Research Subjects

Published on 2018-04-08 16:32:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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More Junk Science From Glantz

Published on 2018-04-06 17:58:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Sin taxes and the poor

Published on 2018-04-05 08:09:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Puritans in health and feminism

Published on 2018-04-03 14:52:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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None So Blind ...

Published on 2018-04-02 16:00:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Juvenile Nonsense

Published on 2018-04-01 20:56:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Alcohol Clinical Trial Should be Halted Because It Was Designed to Promote Drinking, Not to Answer a Research Question

Published on 2018-04-01 20:11:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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Neues im Spendenshop

Published on 2018-03-30 18:55:28.
Website: Netzwerk Rauchen e.V.

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Nanny state propaganda in the Telegraph

Published on 2018-03-30 12:43:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The sugar tax evaluation farce

Published on 2018-03-28 12:03:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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First The Pubs, Now For The Corner Shops

Published on 2018-03-27 19:08:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Another evidence review fails to link fast food outlets to childhood obesity

Published on 2018-03-26 12:37:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Congressional Investigation Needed into Scientific and Ethical Corruption at NIAAA

Published on 2018-03-25 17:59:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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Faith-based policy

Published on 2018-03-24 12:51:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Internationaler Blog gestartet

Published on 2018-03-23 20:21:29.
Website: Netzwerk Rauchen e.V.

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An Outbreak Of Common Sense In Sheffield

Published on 2018-03-22 19:47:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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