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.
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.
28th February 2013
President Putin, has signed a new law banning smoking in public places. From 1 June smoking will be outlawed in offices, playgrounds and station entrances, with a ban on restaurants, bars and long-distance trains following a year later.
They don't expect the people to comply.
28th February 2013
Four months after health commissioner John Dalli resigned over alleged industry attempts to influence the EU Tobacco Products Directive, European lawmakers are preparing to re-examine the draft legislation. A majority of European lawmakers appear to back further EU proposals for tobacco regulation but face opposition from pro-industry colleagues and the 100-strong cohort of Brussels tobacco lobbyists nicknamed “Goliath” by anti-smoking campaigners.
It is time these people have some major resistance, power had gone to their heads.
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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.
Smoking Helps Protect Against Lung Cancer
Published on 2013-05-24 18:04:20. Website: Frank Davis
Le Vatican démet de ses fonctions un prêtre franc-maçon
Published on 2013-05-24 08:14:50. Website: Accueil
Non-story of the day
Published on 2013-05-24 07:24:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Addiction au NATEL ou au TABAC: bientôt des traitements sous contrainte ?
Published on 2013-05-24 06:27:52. Website: Accueil
Science versus public health
Published on 2013-05-24 04:27:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
German Cancer Research Center Lies about Health Effects of Electronic Cigarettes to Scare Users and Unfairly Influence EU Directive
Published on 2013-05-24 03:44:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Published on 2013-05-23 17:59:15. Website: Frank Davis
It's Silly, Costly, And Evidence Free - But Let's Make It Law Anyway
Published on 2013-05-23 14:58:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Published on 2013-05-23 10:59:48. Website: Netzwerk Rauchen e.V.
Sacrificing Children's Health for Politics: American Cancer Society Sinks to a New Low
Published on 2013-05-23 06:14:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
The curse of The Spirit Level strikes again
Published on 2013-05-23 04:55:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Yet Another Smoking Cessation Conference
Published on 2013-05-22 19:26:00. Website: Frank Davis
Eric Schmidt The Cross Border Shopper
Published on 2013-05-22 14:05:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
"L’industrie pharmaceutique n’a pas intérêt à ce que les fumeurs cessent de fumer"
Published on 2013-05-22 06:53:54. Website: Accueil
American Cancer Society Opposes Banning the Sale of Electronic Cigarettes to Minors
Published on 2013-05-22 03:05:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Boris Will Bounce Back
Published on 2013-05-21 17:21:49. Website: Frank Davis
Vlan ! sur l'alcool, les obèses et les fermetures "Eclair" !
Published on 2013-05-21 17:15:29. Website: Accueil
Anti-Smoking Advocate Uses Bogus Research to Deny Overwhelming Scientific Evidence on Electronic Cigarettes
Published on 2013-05-21 14:04:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
E-Cigs Becoming Cool? Trendy? ... Profitable?
Published on 2013-05-21 09:53:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Les louanges troubles du directeur de la SSR à Cohn-Bendit
Published on 2013-05-21 08:54:18. Website: Accueil
Study Shows No Acute Respiratory Health Effects from Active or Passive Vaping
Published on 2013-05-21 04:37:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Believers and Disbelievers
Published on 2013-05-20 18:51:47. Website: Frank Davis
Alcohol Con bites the hands that feeds it
Published on 2013-05-20 14:04:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Shhh, Don't Tell The Food Snobs
Published on 2013-05-20 11:38:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Lutte contre les téléchargements illégaux
Published on 2013-05-20 06:45:01. Website: Accueil
The Dangers of Funding Government Programs With Cigarette Tax Revenues: French Government Delays Tobacco Price Increase Because Too Many Smokers Have
Published on 2013-05-20 04:20:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Auckland: Des patients psychiatriques attaquent l'interdiction de fumer
Published on 2013-05-19 11:14:20. Website: Accueil
Angelina Jolie and BBC spin
Published on 2013-05-19 06:38:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Norman Lamb: Perfect Example Of The Genre
Published on 2013-05-19 03:09:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Rue89: " Contre le racisme, la France supprime le mot « race » de la loi
Published on 2013-05-18 17:22:36. Website: Accueil
Rebecca Taylor MEP On E-Cigs
Published on 2013-05-18 11:12:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Link Tank 18/05
Published on 2013-05-18 03:00:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote