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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 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.
Anti-Smoking Groups' Propaganda Campaign is Working: Policy Maker Says that "Hundreds of Thousands" of Vapers Will Die
Published on 2015-01-28 04:27:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary
What's in a question?
Published on 2015-01-28 04:22:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
The Euro is like Hotel California
Published on 2015-01-27 17:02:13. Website: Frank Davis
New Head of Office of Medical Products and Tobacco at FDA Has History of Pharmaceutical Consulting
Published on 2015-01-27 13:59:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary
David Cameron Creates 'Jobs' In Northern Ireland
Published on 2015-01-27 13:11:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
The obesity debate continues
Published on 2015-01-27 06:43:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Yet Another Public Health Practitioner Publicly Claims that Smoking is No More Hazardous than Vaping
Published on 2015-01-27 04:03:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary
Using The Wrong Model
Published on 2015-01-26 16:40:13. Website: Frank Davis
Apres la viande, faut-il interdire l'alcool ?
Published on 2015-01-26 16:28:49. Website: Accueil
39% Of Parents Should Not Be Parents
Published on 2015-01-26 13:29:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
American Thoracic Society Physicians Claim There is No Evidence Smoking is More Hazardous than Vaping
Published on 2015-01-26 03:10:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary
Tory MPs Rebel against Plain Packaging?
Published on 2015-01-25 16:53:38. Website: Frank Davis
Published on 2015-01-25 13:51:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
The scream test revisited
Published on 2015-01-25 03:43:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Some Responses to ECB QE
Published on 2015-01-24 16:43:33. Website: Frank Davis
Entre paranoïa et exhibitionnisme, la position du curseur est stratégique
Published on 2015-01-24 09:55:39. Website: Accueil
Link Tank 24/01
Published on 2015-01-24 02:32:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Bidding for the Smoker’s Dollar
Published on 2015-01-23 16:56:48. Website: Frank Davis
Confirmed: Formaldehyde Study Conducted Under Implausible Conditions; Conclusions Invalid
Published on 2015-01-23 06:18:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary
Will plain pack campaigners put their money where their mouth is?
Published on 2015-01-23 04:12:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
A Million Ways To Die In The West Of Europe
Published on 2015-01-23 04:05:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
++Exclusive++ Party Political Address From David Cameron
Published on 2015-01-22 10:34:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
RTS - La Première - Forum: Les Verts-Nuisants imposent leur police alimentaire à Lausanne
Published on 2015-01-21 17:43:01. Website: Accueil
New Study Reports High Levels of Formaldehyde in Electronic Cigarette Aerosols
Published on 2015-01-21 14:02:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary
A New Definition Of Violence, WHO Style
Published on 2015-01-21 12:05:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Unsurprising quote of the week
Published on 2015-01-21 09:58:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
California Department of Health Services Lies to the Public About Electronic Cigarettes
Published on 2015-01-21 05:34:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary
New Cochrane Evidence shows that electronic cigarettes facilitate smoking cessation
Published on 2015-01-20 13:03:41. Website: Accueil
We're public health, we say what we want
Published on 2015-01-20 04:24:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Physician Recommends that Middle-Age Lifelong Nondrinkers Should Be Told to Start Drinking, But Hides Conflict of Interest With Big Alcohol
Published on 2015-01-20 03:57:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary
The Provisional IRA Profits To Soar With Plain Packaging
Published on 2015-01-19 13:23:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Spectacle de Dieudonné maintenu en Suisse
Published on 2015-01-19 13:15:03. Website: Accueil