Welcome to the 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.
The sock puppet state in action
Published on 2015-03-06 06:31:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Augmented Reality Smart Glasses
Published on 2015-03-05 17:07:13. Website: Frank Davis
Action Alert! Defend the right to vape in Illinois!
Published on 2015-03-05 08:57:00. Website: Jredheadgirl
Public Policy Maker Becomes the First to Embrace Vaping as a Public Health Strategy to Combat Cigarette Smoking
Published on 2015-03-05 04:29:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary
Aseem Malhotra's war on reality
Published on 2015-03-04 23:37:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Published on 2015-03-04 18:13:38. Website: Frank Davis
My Interview with the Texas E-Cigarette and Vaping Association
Published on 2015-03-04 16:18:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary
Tribune de Genève: "Maudet juge illicites des conditions de détention"
Published on 2015-03-04 13:55:32. Website: Accueil
Wise Speeches And Silly Games
Published on 2015-03-04 12:14:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Unpublished letter to The Times
Published on 2015-03-04 06:55:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Slouching Towards Bethlehem – 2
Published on 2015-03-03 17:13:33. Website: Frank Davis
Poo Sticks Resurrection
Published on 2015-03-03 11:01:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Sound people saying sensible things about a stupid policy
Published on 2015-03-03 04:41:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Study Finds Almost No Hazardous Chemicals in Aerosol of Blu or Sky-Cig E-Cigarettes
Published on 2015-03-03 04:34:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary
Au parking, à Lausanne, « ils » photographient vos numéros de plaques
Published on 2015-03-02 17:39:55. Website: Accueil
How Many More BBC Attacks on UKIP?
Published on 2015-03-02 16:44:26. Website: Frank Davis
Don't Fine Parents, Ban Stuff Instead!
Published on 2015-03-02 12:13:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Anti-Smoking Advocate Claims that Vaping One Cartridge is The Same Thing as Smoking 1 1/2 Packs of Cigarettes
Published on 2015-03-02 04:31:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary
The Total Consumption Model again
Published on 2015-03-02 03:43:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Lost in Wonderland
Published on 2015-03-01 16:47:48. Website: Frank Davis
Link Tank 28/02
Published on 2015-02-28 02:45:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
WHO do they think they are?
Published on 2015-02-27 07:44:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
The Framework Convention On Cake Control?
Published on 2015-02-27 04:20:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Sugar sales (still) falling
Published on 2015-02-27 03:49:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Study Blows Out of the Water the Claim that Substantially Reducing Cigarette Smoking Has No Health Benefits
Published on 2015-02-27 03:21:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary
An Outbreak Of Common Sense In Pall Mall
Published on 2015-02-26 12:30:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Anti--Smoking Groups' Campaign of Deception About E-Cigarettes Has Completely Undermined the Public's Appreciation of the Severe Hazards of Smoking
Published on 2015-02-26 06:24:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary
Outdoor smoking bans (again)
Published on 2015-02-26 06:12:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Fini la clope à la maison ! - par Christine Zaugg de GHI
Published on 2015-02-25 15:47:58. Website: Accueil
Dick Out And About: A Test For Democracy
Published on 2015-02-25 09:29:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Exposes Campaign of Deception About E-Cigarettes, Shows How Anti-Smoking Groups are Harming the Public's Health
Published on 2015-02-25 06:23:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary
The future of pubs (if CAMRA keeps winning)
Published on 2015-02-25 05:04:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist