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.
Alice Thomson: fool or knave?
Published on 2013-12-11 05:57:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
First Study to Examine Passive Vaping Under Real-Life Conditions Finds No Chemicals of Concern in Room Air
Published on 2013-12-11 04:36:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
An Illusion of Inevitability
Published on 2013-12-10 18:07:23. Website: Frank Davis
Ethical investing at the BBC
Published on 2013-12-10 16:24:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Shouldn't Be Allowed
Published on 2013-12-10 10:20:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
New Study: No Clear Link Between Passive Smoking and Lung Cancer
Published on 2013-12-10 08:38:00. Website: Jredheadgirl
As New York Times Article Reveals, Quality of Scientific Analysis at Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Has Deteriorated
Published on 2013-12-10 06:05:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Living In The Middle Ages
Published on 2013-12-09 16:38:56. Website: Frank Davis
New study finds no link between secondhand smoke and lung cancer
Published on 2013-12-09 15:22:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Cringeworthy Comedy At The Guardian
Published on 2013-12-09 13:28:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
L'e-cigarette est une « concurrence déloyale » pour les buralistes, selon la justice
Published on 2013-12-09 11:31:14. Website: Accueil
Priorité-Liberté dénonce la pandémie de "prohibitionnite"
Published on 2013-12-09 06:22:36. Website: Accueil
New York City Pulmonologist Tells Smokers that their Smoking May Be No More Hazardous than Using Tobacco-Free Electronic Cigarettes
Published on 2013-12-09 04:07:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Petite crapulerie au Quotidien de nos braves experts
Published on 2013-12-09 03:06:54. Website: Accueil
Témoins de violences policières, ils sont frappés d'amendes salées
Published on 2013-12-09 02:12:49. Website: Accueil
Revisiting the Fallout Hypothesis
Published on 2013-12-08 17:18:23. Website: Frank Davis
Faut-il interdire un nouveau produit steroïde naturel ?
Published on 2013-12-08 16:05:13. Website: Accueil
Trust Me, I'm A Tobacco Controller
Published on 2013-12-08 11:00:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
L'évêque de Coire fustige la théorie du genre
Published on 2013-12-08 08:14:38. Website: Accueil
Another Global Cooling Prediction
Published on 2013-12-07 17:41:56. Website: Frank Davis
Les médecins genevois défendent le remboursement de l’avortement
Published on 2013-12-07 16:21:01. Website: Accueil
Link Tank 07/12 - Double Centenary Edition
Published on 2013-12-07 02:10:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Gangrenous Feet Everywhere
Published on 2013-12-06 16:41:09. Website: Frank Davis
Audrey Silk Speaks Before NYC Council
Published on 2013-12-06 11:49:00. Website: Jredheadgirl
P.J. O'Rourke on plain packs
Published on 2013-12-06 07:41:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
CDC is Exaggerating the Problem of Electronic Cigarette Use Among Non-Tobacco Users
Published on 2013-12-06 06:01:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Sir Cyril Chantler's Review - What's In And What's Out
Published on 2013-12-06 04:05:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Mandela: the self-serving, bitchy tributes pour in
Published on 2013-12-05 16:23:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Un journaliste espionne le chef des renseignements !
Published on 2013-12-05 15:42:24. Website: Accueil
Published on 2013-12-05 10:40:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Réglementer le marché du cannabis dans des "clubs sociaux"
Published on 2013-12-05 10:08:51. Website: Accueil
Published on 2013-12-05 07:51:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist