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.

Top Stories


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.

Oregon
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.

Now, 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.



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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.

Prediction Replaces Reality

Published on 2014-04-20 18:56:19.
Website: Frank Davis

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"Twitter peut aussi servir à prévenir la criminalité", selon une étude

Published on 2014-04-20 17:34:34.
Website: Accueil

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Le faux DSK dématérialisé part gagnant...

Published on 2014-04-20 17:18:48.
Website: Accueil

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Pierre et Jean selon Eugène Burnand

Published on 2014-04-19 19:15:05.
Website: Accueil

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Pushing At An Open Door

Published on 2014-04-19 17:54:26.
Website: Frank Davis

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Google Glasses, ringard avant même leur sortie?

Published on 2014-04-19 07:28:06.
Website: Accueil

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Link Tank 19/04

Published on 2014-04-19 01:15:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Ethack.org : l'ange gardien de vos données personnelles sur le Net

Published on 2014-04-18 07:09:35.
Website: Accueil

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IN MY VIEW: Why Attacking Tobacco Companies for Giving their Cigarette Brands Color Labels Makes No Sense

Published on 2014-04-18 06:00:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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Bastards Fall Out With Bastards

Published on 2014-04-17 18:07:43.
Website: Frank Davis

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The Most Corrupt And Anti-Democratic Movement In Post-War History

Published on 2014-04-17 13:19:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Anti-Smoking Advocate Claims that Inhaling Small Amounts of Nicotine Can Be Deadly

Published on 2014-04-17 04:04:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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Affaire du journaliste persquisitionné Rocchi: le dossier au Tribunal des mesures de contrainte

Published on 2014-04-16 17:29:50.
Website: Accueil

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A Question of Medical Ethics

Published on 2014-04-16 17:15:12.
Website: Frank Davis

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KPMG tweet on methodology for Australian plain packs.

Published on 2014-04-16 11:23:46.
Website: LifestyleReviews

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The scream test

Published on 2014-04-16 06:10:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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If Breaking Bad was really set in Britain

Published on 2014-04-16 05:18:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Anti-Smoking Researchers Attack Tobacco Companies for Complying with the Law

Published on 2014-04-16 04:38:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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Catching up with TV

Published on 2014-04-15 17:19:15.
Website: Frank Davis

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Echec honteux de la préventologie: Le cannabis est la drogue préférée des Suisses

Published on 2014-04-15 15:25:28.
Website: Accueil

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Alexis Roussel: la protection des données, un mythe ?

Published on 2014-04-15 14:13:10.
Website: Accueil

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Carry On Smoking, Says The BMA's Welsh Secretary

Published on 2014-04-15 11:47:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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New York State Senator Wants to Ban Most Electronic Cigarettes, While Keeping the Toxic Real Ones

Published on 2014-04-15 05:00:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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An interview with Dr Ashok Kaul

Published on 2014-04-15 04:41:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Leur livre a déplu: Les professeurs Philippe Even et Bernard Debré interdits d'exercer la médecine !

Published on 2014-04-14 17:53:39.
Website: Accueil

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Heartbleed : la NSA aurait exploité le plus gros bug d’Internet pendant 2 ans

Published on 2014-04-14 17:07:50.
Website: Accueil

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So now e-cigarettes are tobacco products AND medicines?!

Published on 2014-04-14 09:59:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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WHO Aims to Snuff Out E-cig Use

Published on 2014-04-14 08:51:00.
Website: Jredheadgirl

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Stop press: Business complies with regulation

Published on 2014-04-14 05:36:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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E-Cigs To Be Classed As Tobacco

Published on 2014-04-14 04:20:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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ANR Apparently Decides to Keep Defamatory Statement on Its Web Site

Published on 2014-04-14 04:03:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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Real Science Is Unwelcome

Published on 2014-04-13 13:07:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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