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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


E-Cigarettes Not Linked To Teen Smoking
5th November 2019
CNN)Vaping makes teens more likely to try cigarettes, but doesn't increase the odds that they'll become smokers, according to a new study that looked at more than 12,000 middle school and high school students in the United States.

The study calls into question earlier research that has linked electronic cigarettes to traditional smoking, but experts disputed the importance of the new findings. Many praised the study's methodology, for example, while also describing it as just one piece of evidence in a growing and conflicting field.

Austria
5th November 2019
A ban on smoking in Austrian bars and restaurants took effect yesterday, making it one of the last European countries to stub out the habit in indoor public places after years of protracted debate and protests.

Parliamentarians approved the ban in July in a bid to rid Austria of its status as the “ashtray of Europe”. Only members from the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) opposed the measure.

South Africa
5th November 2019
JOHANNESBURG - In a recently published study on the political activities of the soft drinks industry in the lead up to South Africa introducing a sugar tax, we outlined the complex and systematic way in which big corporations and business associations misrepresented evidence to the country’s National Treasury

Overreaction on Vaping
24th October 2019
Stanton Glantz is back, he has never seen a whiff of smoke or vapor that he didn't like, we suspect he is also against fireplaces.  I am sure we can depend on him to condemn and make up new studies that claim you will drop dead from one puff of an e-cigarette.

FDA and THC
24th October 2019
We’re strengthening our message to the public in an updated consumer alert stating that they should not use vaping products containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. Additionally, consumers who choose to use any vaping products should not modify or add any substances such as THC or other oils to products purchased in stores and should not purchase any vaping products, including those containing THC, off the street or from other illicit channels.


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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.

Minimum pricing set for March 2020 in Wales

Published on 2019-11-13 12:42:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Nothing Is Really Going To Change

Published on 2019-11-13 10:13:32.
Website: Frank Davis

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The Bias Against E-Cigarettes in Medical Research: An Example from the American Heart Association Annual Meeting

Published on 2019-11-12 17:37:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Hide The Decline

Published on 2019-11-12 10:11:25.
Website: Frank Davis

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CDC and Anti-E-Cigarette Researcher Still Clinging to Faint Hope that Traditional E-Cigarettes are Causing Outbreak

Published on 2019-11-11 14:22:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Hey buddy, have you got your eating licence?

Published on 2019-11-11 11:09:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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How Smoking Bans Kill

Published on 2019-11-11 10:59:15.
Website: Frank Davis

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A Really Good Time

Published on 2019-11-10 11:58:38.
Website: Frank Davis

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The Plans Always Go Wrong

Published on 2019-11-09 10:35:05.
Website: Frank Davis

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Last Orders with Toby Young

Published on 2019-11-08 10:26:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Wisconsin Physician Warns Public That A Single Puff from a Nicotine Vape Could Kill You

Published on 2019-11-08 00:29:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Policy Makers are Deceiving Themselves if They Believe Banning Flavored E-Cigarettes is Going to End Youth Vaping of Flavored Products

Published on 2019-11-07 17:11:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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500 Jahre Tabak in Europa

Published on 2019-11-06 19:08:22.
Website: Netzwerk Rauchen e.V.

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Did Prohibition work?

Published on 2019-11-06 16:28:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Economic illiteracy in The Economist

Published on 2019-11-04 11:15:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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CDC and State Health Departments are Wrong to Inform the Public that Some Case Patients Used Only Nicotine E-Liquids

Published on 2019-11-03 22:05:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Why I Think the FDA's Imminent Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes is Unlawful

Published on 2019-11-03 18:57:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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I Expect FDA to Announce Flavor Ban This Week, But Vapers Save Mint and Menthol E-Cigarettes

Published on 2019-11-03 16:24:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Britain's low rate of problem gambling

Published on 2019-11-01 12:04:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Sales Data Show that Massachusetts Vaping Product Ban Has Already Caused Severe Harm as Vapers Migrate to Smoking in Large Numbers

Published on 2019-10-30 17:26:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Are moderate drinkers responsible for the majority of alcohol-related harm?

Published on 2019-10-28 10:56:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Are cigarette filters useless?

Published on 2019-10-25 10:59:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Getting advertising wrong

Published on 2019-10-24 12:50:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Irn-Bru's reverse ferret

Published on 2019-10-24 09:58:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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New CDC Report Out Today Makes it Even Less Likely that Store-Bought Nicotine E-Cigarettes are Playing Any Role in the Outbreak

Published on 2019-10-22 22:09:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Somebody should measure childhood obesity

Published on 2019-10-22 11:14:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The use of children in the sockpuppet state

Published on 2019-10-21 09:48:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Last Orders with Martin Durkin

Published on 2019-10-19 08:30:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Tennessee Department of Health Appears to Have Deliberately Blamed E-Cigarettes for a Death It Knew Was Caused by THC Carts

Published on 2019-10-18 09:19:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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A year of cannabis legalisation

Published on 2019-10-18 09:00:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Tennessee Department of Health Tragically Misleads the Public in Order to Falsely Blame a Death on E-Cigarettes

Published on 2019-10-18 01:59:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Pubs hit hard by the smoking ban - new study

Published on 2019-10-17 13:09:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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