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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.

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


Scotland
8th May 2018
Scotland is moving toward a ban on smoking even on your own property. It has outlawed smoking in parks, and in cars when kids are present, and now plans to extend its ban to anyone standing within 15 meters of a hospital, and even to require people not to smoke in their own homes when a social worker visits. It has criminalized spanking children, and raised the age for buying e-cigarettes to 18 (while simultaneously demanding that the voting age be lowered to 16). It has even decreed that every child in Scotland should have a state-appointed guardian until the age of 18, a “Named Person.”

Vaping Banning Flavors
8th May 2018
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling on the FDA to take action against the advertisement of e-cigarettes targeted at teens and young adults. The New York senator says e-cigarette use among young people is on the rise -- so he sent a letter to the FDA, asking the agency to ban flavors that are enticing to kids.

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.


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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.

Bells And Circles

Published on 2018-05-28 09:14:29.
Website: Frank Davis

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The Best Laid Plans

Published on 2018-05-27 11:59:33.
Website: Frank Davis

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Reporting Restrictions

Published on 2018-05-26 10:46:42.
Website: Frank Davis

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In praise of non-communicable diseases

Published on 2018-05-25 11:02:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Freedom-Lovers and Freedom-Haters

Published on 2018-05-25 10:11:28.
Website: Frank Davis

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From Enthusiasm To Zealotry

Published on 2018-05-24 10:07:06.
Website: Frank Davis

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E-cigarettes to be re-classified as tobacco?

Published on 2018-05-24 09:54:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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We tried to warn you (part 94)

Published on 2018-05-24 08:21:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Action on Sugar's latest demands

Published on 2018-05-23 20:01:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Helen Dale's review of Killjoys

Published on 2018-05-23 16:44:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Sugar Reduction Year One

Published on 2018-05-22 13:38:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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"Strong and compelling evidence" that plain packaging failed

Published on 2018-05-22 08:36:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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ASH's cash up for grabs

Published on 2018-05-21 10:29:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Open season on gambling

Published on 2018-05-18 11:09:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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FOBTs stopped

Published on 2018-05-17 20:00:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Bloomberg's war on shoppers

Published on 2018-05-17 07:30:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Sin taxes are regressive and don't work - Mike Bloomberg

Published on 2018-05-16 10:01:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Australia: world leader in tobacco control

Published on 2018-05-15 13:07:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Crushing Safer Solutions For Profit

Published on 2018-05-14 19:48:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Plain packaging failing in the UK

Published on 2018-05-14 10:45:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Insider spills the beans on fixed-odds betting terminals campaign

Published on 2018-05-14 08:39:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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RIP Tessa Jowell, freedom fighter

Published on 2018-05-13 12:30:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Two interviews, 100% sound views

Published on 2018-05-13 09:35:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Wiping out diabetes in three years?

Published on 2018-05-11 11:08:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Smokers As Cash Cows

Published on 2018-05-10 21:06:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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A shameless racket

Published on 2018-05-09 07:22:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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E-Cigarette Opponents Still Making Up False "Facts" to Demonize Vaping

Published on 2018-05-08 12:03:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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Nanny State Index: nicotine supplement

Published on 2018-05-08 09:54:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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It begins

Published on 2018-05-06 09:54:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Censoring Twitter in the name of health

Published on 2018-05-04 08:30:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Weigh to go!

Published on 2018-05-03 13:45:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Australia's tobacco black market grows again

Published on 2018-05-02 11:42:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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