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Top Stories


Ireland
5th June 2021
British American Tobacco (BAT), which trades in Ireland as PJ Carroll, has accused the State’s tobacco regulator of “inaction” for failing to rein in its commercial rivals over allegations that some of them are selling new products that it claims may be in breach of last year’s ban on menthol-flavoured cigarettes.

European Union
5th June 2021
“The SCHEER opinion underlined the health consequences [of e-cigarettes] and the important role they play in smoking initiation,” the report said. On the other hand, vaping advocates, which includes some health experts, say that e-cigarettes are a useful tool in the fight against tobacco, with much higher quit rates than other products. Studies show that e-cigarettes are less harmful than cigarettes, so they can be used as a quitting aid. But, supporters say that EU policymakers have ignored this evidence so far.

Florida
5th June 2021
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A case before the Florida Supreme Court could make it harder for Floridians to sue tobacco companies for damages.

The case centers around whether smokers have to point to a specific misleading statement that led them to believe smoking was safe and whether findings from a previous class action lawsuit can be used in other cases.

NY Marijuana
5th June 2021
The marijuana industry just got a boost in the state of New York. It becomes the 15th state to legalize the recreational use of cannabis, and this is how it will impact police strategy.

Amazon
5th June 2021
Amazon will no longer test most job applicants for marijuana use in the latest sign of America's changing relationship with pot. Amazon, the second-largest private employer in the U.S., also says it now backs legalizing marijuana nationwide.


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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.

It's a sin

Published on 2021-11-25 11:38:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Boris Johnson's corona victory?

Published on 2021-11-23 09:10:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A swift half with Henry Dimbleby

Published on 2021-11-18 17:10:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Corona-centrism is the only game in town

Published on 2021-11-12 13:47:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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NHS England's ignoble lie

Published on 2021-11-10 10:00:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The Bloomberg Health Organisation

Published on 2021-11-09 15:18:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The secret tobacco conference starts today

Published on 2021-11-08 07:00:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A swift half with Madeline Grant

Published on 2021-11-05 16:06:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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COVID statistics and the incompetent media

Published on 2021-11-04 14:21:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The UK's alcohol tax shake up

Published on 2021-11-04 09:30:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Covid Horseshoe Theory

Published on 2021-11-03 13:03:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The other COP

Published on 2021-11-02 12:50:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Last Orders with Charlie Peters

Published on 2021-11-01 13:32:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Contemptible misinformation about vaping in the Daily Mail

Published on 2021-10-31 15:23:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The medicine isn't working. More medicine!

Published on 2021-10-28 11:05:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The government's obesity app

Published on 2021-10-25 13:35:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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What most people think

Published on 2021-10-22 10:31:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Child obesity experiment fails spectacularly

Published on 2021-10-21 09:55:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The public health lobby wants to introduce a ‘meat tax’. Don’t bet against it

Published on 2021-10-19 13:03:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Minimum pricing isn't working

Published on 2021-10-18 15:20:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Denominators

Published on 2021-10-15 09:27:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A swift half with Tim Stanley

Published on 2021-10-14 10:32:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Alcohol-related deaths fall by 23% (sort of)

Published on 2021-10-07 10:29:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Living in an overregulated, overtaxed, brainwashed prison camp

Published on 2021-10-05 14:59:12.
Website: Frank Davis

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Anti-alcohol cranks call for academic censorship

Published on 2021-10-04 07:30:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Good Riddance

Published on 2021-10-03 15:38:07.
Website: Frank Davis

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Goodbye Public Health England, hello Office for Health Promotion and Disparities

Published on 2021-10-02 12:15:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Bushcraft Bear

Published on 2021-10-01 15:30:46.
Website: Frank Davis

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Social Isolation Tyranny

Published on 2021-09-30 14:03:42.
Website: Frank Davis

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The Absolute Tyranny of Public Health

Published on 2021-09-27 16:32:46.
Website: Frank Davis

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The WHO Doubles Down On Its Incompetence

Published on 2020-05-29 17:13:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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It's That Man Again!

Published on 2020-05-21 19:57:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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