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.
Tobacco Plants – year 3
Published on 2014-10-21 17:31:09. Website: Frank Davis
La délation routière, nouveau sport civique:-) ?
Published on 2014-10-21 17:19:49. Website: Accueil
Mascot Watch #30: Questions A Tory Minister Can't Answer
Published on 2014-10-21 14:04:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
New Research Suggests that Anti-Smoking Groups' Propaganda About Electronic Cigarettes' Harms is Causing Tragic Consequences
Published on 2014-10-21 10:38:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Antismoking Zealotry, Ebola Complacency
Published on 2014-10-20 18:56:31. Website: Frank Davis
Censurer le Net à cause des djihadistes ? "Un recul de l'état de droit ! "
Published on 2014-10-20 16:26:51. Website: Accueil
Heart miracles: Is the truth emerging?
Published on 2014-10-20 15:35:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Hope Flickers At The #Battleofideas
Published on 2014-10-20 15:03:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Caritas Genève refuse 100'000 francs d'un fabricant de cigarettes. Que va faire le Centre Social protestant ?
Published on 2014-10-20 11:59:50. Website: Accueil
New Cohort Survey Study Shows that Intensive E-Cigarette Use Greatly Increases Chances of Quitting Smoking; Also Shows Need for a Clinical Study
Published on 2014-10-20 10:30:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Les Dissident(e)s de Genève en AG le mardi 28 octobre dès 18 h. 30 !
Published on 2014-10-20 09:55:43. Website: Accueil
La police va-t-elle fouiller dans vos sacs en plastique pour vérifier leur conttenu ?
Published on 2014-10-20 09:23:00. Website: Accueil
Henry Hill on public health
Published on 2014-10-20 08:27:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
USA: "Le 11-Septembre remis en question devant des millions de téléspectateurs"
Published on 2014-10-19 17:30:31. Website: Accueil
RTS - Haute Définition: Faut-il numériser le monde ?
Published on 2014-10-19 16:32:10. Website: Accueil
Government Agencies Under Attack
Published on 2014-10-19 16:26:10. Website: Frank Davis
Paris: Une spectatrice voilée invitée à quitter l'Opéra
Published on 2014-10-19 11:48:56. Website: Accueil
ATS: " La Grande-Bretagne propose des peines de prison pour les "trolls""
Published on 2014-10-19 06:13:01. Website: Accueil
Published on 2014-10-18 16:22:30. Website: Frank Davis
Mike Daube And His Funding Merry-Go-Round
Published on 2014-10-18 12:56:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Link Tank 18/10
Published on 2014-10-18 02:10:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Published on 2014-10-17 16:56:14. Website: Frank Davis
Were there really 9.6 million alcohol-related hospital admissions last year?
Published on 2014-10-17 03:12:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
A Glimpse Through The Blackout Curtain
Published on 2014-10-16 12:06:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Leaked document shows WHO's hard line on e-cigarettes
Published on 2014-10-16 06:13:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
A perfect hatred
Published on 2014-10-16 04:14:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Regressive, illiberal soda taxes
Published on 2014-10-15 17:18:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Out Of The Woodwork
Published on 2014-10-15 11:00:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Why a Randomized Behavioral Study is Essential to Understanding the Potential Benefits of Electronic Cigarettes
Published on 2014-10-15 03:26:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Vote Tory, Get Labour
Published on 2014-10-15 01:00:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
The trivial impact of Mexico's soda tax
Published on 2014-10-14 22:30:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Postcard From #COP6
Published on 2014-10-14 14:03:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote