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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.

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Top Stories


Health Nannies
20th April 2018
They are coming after e-cigarettes just as they have on cigarettes, even though they are 50,000 times safer than cigarettes.

“Although youth cigarette smoking in Chicago has steadily declined and is now the lowest it has ever been, novel tobacco products like e-cigarettes threaten our progress,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a statement. “By requiring tobacco warning signs and putting in place strong regulations to prohibit tobacco sampling, Chicago is leading the nation to increase awareness about the risks of these dangerous products and limit youth and young adult access to them.”

Decriminalizing Marijuana
20th April 2018
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., plans to introduce legislation on Friday to decriminalize marijuana on the federal level, adding a high-profile advocate in the effort to decriminalize, legalize and normalize marijuana use in America.

Montana tobacco tax
20th April 2018
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - An initiative that would raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $2 in Montana has been cleared to gather signatures to place it on the November ballot.

Virginia
20th April 2018
The full Richmond City Council will weigh a proposed 80-cent-per-pack cigarette tax to fund maintenance to school facilities. The council’s Finance and Economic Development Committee on Thursday voted 3-1 to send the proposal to the full body, but it did not make a recommendation on whether the council should adopt the tax.

Marijuana Legal in Canada
6th April 2018
The federal government introduced legislation in April of 2017 to legalize recreational use of marijuana in Canada, which will come into effect later this year.

Calgary’s city council has approved bylaw amendments that limit marijuana use in public places and the plan also provides guidelines for cannabis retailers.


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Anti-prohibition news from over the world

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Note: All opinions expressed below are those of the authors only, not necessarily those of Forces International.

Mathematical Madness

Published on 2018-04-25 10:07:23.
Website: Frank Davis

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Buy one, get one free

Published on 2018-04-25 09:19:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Tobacco Control's Retarded Understanding of Economics

Published on 2018-04-24 18:42:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Et tu, Fearnley-Whittingshall?

Published on 2018-04-24 10:18:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Irish Smoking Ban To Be Extended Outdoors

Published on 2018-04-24 10:12:49.
Website: Frank Davis

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When Suspicion Becomes Conviction

Published on 2018-04-23 10:14:32.
Website: Frank Davis

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I Don’t Want To Be A Member Of Their Society

Published on 2018-04-22 09:41:34.
Website: Frank Davis

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Ignorance

Published on 2018-04-21 09:44:42.
Website: Frank Davis

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Alcohol Focus Scotland's quest for relevance

Published on 2018-04-19 09:30:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The art of advertising

Published on 2018-04-18 12:09:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Who's to blame when bad science is published?

Published on 2018-04-17 08:57:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Forget Your Customers At Your Peril

Published on 2018-04-16 18:09:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Reformulated Lucozade is tanking

Published on 2018-04-16 13:45:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Camilla Cavendish: authoritarian idiot

Published on 2018-04-15 13:00:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Snus Ban: Let's Leave The EU, Sort It Out Later

Published on 2018-04-12 20:09:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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NIH Director Grilled at Appropriations Hearing About NIAAA Collusion with Alcohol Industry

Published on 2018-04-12 11:47:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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Junk science about junk food advertising

Published on 2018-04-12 08:04:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Good riddance to bad sockpuppets

Published on 2018-04-11 10:51:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The Sugar Tax Con Trick

Published on 2018-04-09 21:38:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Principal Investigator of Alcohol Clinical Trial is Hiding its Industry Funding from the Public and Potential Research Subjects

Published on 2018-04-08 16:32:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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More Junk Science From Glantz

Published on 2018-04-06 17:58:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Sin taxes and the poor

Published on 2018-04-05 08:09:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Puritans in health and feminism

Published on 2018-04-03 14:52:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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None So Blind ...

Published on 2018-04-02 16:00:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Juvenile Nonsense

Published on 2018-04-01 20:56:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Alcohol Clinical Trial Should be Halted Because It Was Designed to Promote Drinking, Not to Answer a Research Question

Published on 2018-04-01 20:11:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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Neues im Spendenshop

Published on 2018-03-30 18:55:28.
Website: Netzwerk Rauchen e.V.

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Nanny state propaganda in the Telegraph

Published on 2018-03-30 12:43:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The sugar tax evaluation farce

Published on 2018-03-28 12:03:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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First The Pubs, Now For The Corner Shops

Published on 2018-03-27 19:08:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Another evidence review fails to link fast food outlets to childhood obesity

Published on 2018-03-26 12:37:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Congressional Investigation Needed into Scientific and Ethical Corruption at NIAAA

Published on 2018-03-25 17:59:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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