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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 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.

Top Stories


Correspondence from Australia
18th July 2017
The video "Letter to Mrs May" by Vapingpoint was circulated to a contact in the Australian Parliament, Here is his response 

UK Government's war on e-cigs is over
18th July 2017
The government has said that the persecution of the users of e-cigarette technology should stop. The Department of Health today outlined a Five Year Tobacco Control plan for England with the goal that the proportion of the population who smoke tobacco products should fall to 12 per cent by 2022, down from 15.5 per cent today. 

Cook County to lay off more than 300 workers
15th July 2017
Soda tax delay leads Cook County to lay off more than 300 workers
More than 300 Cook County employees have been laid off after a proposed county soda tax was indefinitely stalled by a lawsuit, county officials said Friday. 

A Letter to the U.K. Prime Minister
15th July 2017
A heartfelt letter to the U.K. Prime Minister , Mrs Theresa May MP. Well worth watching this 7.30 minute video.

Vaping, Big Public Health and the new McCarthyism
15th July 2017
One of the more emotive arguments thrown up against e-cigarettes and vaping is that multinational tobacco companies, including Philip Morris International, Imperial Tobacco and British American Tobacco, are eyeing the vaping market as a source of future profit. 


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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.

Scream Test Update

Published on 2017-09-21 20:11:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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On The Beach

Published on 2017-09-21 13:48:03.
Website: Frank Davis

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Tobacco Control Always Gets Other People To Do Its Dirty Work

Published on 2017-09-20 11:23:57.
Website: Frank Davis

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Fake News: Transport Edition

Published on 2017-09-19 19:36:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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The River Widens

Published on 2017-09-19 15:43:58.
Website: Frank Davis

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Europuppets still thriving

Published on 2017-09-19 11:00:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Ihre Stimme gegen Prohibition

Published on 2017-09-18 19:14:30.
Website: Netzwerk Rauchen e.V.

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The Enemy Within

Published on 2017-09-18 10:00:59.
Website: Frank Davis

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Glantz's 'expanding tobacco epidemic'

Published on 2017-09-18 08:59:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A Conversation With Legiron

Published on 2017-09-17 10:32:35.
Website: Frank Davis

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It's Not About Health: A Potted History

Published on 2017-09-15 17:10:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Sinner, Keep Sinning - We Need The Cash

Published on 2017-09-13 21:29:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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A New Voice Of Freedom From Nags

Published on 2017-09-12 20:37:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Last Orders - new episode

Published on 2017-09-12 18:48:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The Curious Case Of The Criminal Offence That Isn't

Published on 2017-09-11 20:10:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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A shoddy attempt to turn Big Alcohol into Big Tobacco

Published on 2017-09-07 21:00:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Spectator - obesity edition

Published on 2017-09-07 08:53:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Spanish smoking ban miracle

Published on 2017-09-06 08:44:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Spot The Difference

Published on 2017-09-05 18:18:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Did the smoking ban make the number of childhood chest infections plummet?

Published on 2017-09-05 17:36:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Supermarket alcohol: a Giffen good?

Published on 2017-09-05 09:12:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Send ASH to prison

Published on 2017-09-04 12:18:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Zehn Jahre Rauchverbot Deutsche Bahn

Published on 2017-08-31 21:47:48.
Website: Netzwerk Rauchen e.V.

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Center for Tobacco Products is Lying to the Public About Youth Tobacco Use

Published on 2017-08-31 14:17:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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Get your story straight

Published on 2017-08-31 11:26:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The VLNC Junk Science Fest Gathers Pace

Published on 2017-08-30 18:50:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Alcohol policy in the real world

Published on 2017-08-30 10:45:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Anti-vaping agitprop at the Guardian

Published on 2017-08-28 10:01:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Must. Defend. The. Policy!

Published on 2017-08-27 21:26:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Healthy new towns for a healthy new breed of man

Published on 2017-08-26 09:24:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Groundhog Day forever with the problem gambling statistics

Published on 2017-08-25 08:00:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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That shady link between Big Tobacco and nicotine gum

Published on 2017-08-24 10:46:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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