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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.
17th July 2018
The news media and activists like to hype e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco products as a health hazard, but the reality is that e-cigarettes could help save smokers’ lives.
Vaping can help you stop smoking tobacco, find a flavor you like and just try it. Worked for me and I had no trouble adjusting, never missed a cigarette. Now no one knows that I still do something I enjoy!
17th July 2018
Juul, the vaping sensation that dominates 70 percent of the US e-cigarette market, has tried to cultivate the image of decent corporate citizen that wants to play by the rules. Juul pledged to spend $30 million over the next three years on youth smoking prevention and to support Tobacco 21.
Juuling is not vaping, it is mostly nicotine and not the normal formula as other vaping devices.
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.
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.” 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.
Grandad's New Resource
Published on 2018-07-18 17:01:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
I Stopped Watching TV Over 10 Years Ago.
Published on 2018-07-18 09:14:31. Website: Frank Davis
A New Voice: Stephen Hicks
Published on 2018-07-17 10:46:32. Website: Frank Davis
Published on 2018-07-16 11:38:31. Website: Frank Davis
Exerting Small Influences
Published on 2018-07-15 10:00:05. Website: Frank Davis
Fighting an Army of Bullies
Published on 2018-07-14 10:48:27. Website: Frank Davis
EU Wants To Tax Vaping, Don't Let Them
Published on 2018-07-12 11:00:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
The drinking guidelines fiddle
Published on 2018-07-10 22:33:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Published on 2018-07-07 09:00:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Chile's soda tax "success"
Published on 2018-07-05 17:03:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
The Grey Miserable World of 'Public Health'
Published on 2018-07-04 18:45:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Prohibition is bad for mental health
Published on 2018-07-04 10:09:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Smoking rate rises in first year of plain packaging and TPD
Published on 2018-07-03 09:38:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Shut down the Local Government Association
Published on 2018-07-02 09:49:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
The domino theory revisited
Published on 2018-07-01 05:30:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Published on 2018-06-29 10:31:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Children gambling - another moral panic
Published on 2018-06-28 09:45:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Scottish Tobacco Control Plan Hypocrisy
Published on 2018-06-27 18:30:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
The cost of vice in Canada
Published on 2018-06-27 08:35:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
The childhood obesity strategy
Published on 2018-06-26 12:10:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
The Snobbery Of Banning Sweets At Checkouts
Published on 2018-06-24 18:54:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
The growing war on food
Published on 2018-06-23 23:01:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Why 5%? The sugar guidelines revisited
Published on 2018-06-22 08:00:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Scotland Plans To Gold-Plate The TPD And Further Restrict E-Cig Advertising
Published on 2018-06-20 18:48:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Scotland's new tobacco plan unveiled
Published on 2018-06-20 16:56:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Inconvenient Evidence For Tobacco Control
Published on 2018-06-19 20:08:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
An endless series of hobgoblins
Published on 2018-06-18 20:47:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
USC Ended Partnership with Anheuser-Busch InBev in April; Ohio State and San Diego State Should Follow Suit
Published on 2018-06-18 11:50:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary
Anheuser-Busch InBev Proves that Its Smart Drinking Goals Program is a Complete Hoax: Ohio State and USC Have Fallen Prey
Published on 2018-06-18 01:34:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary
NIH Disbands Alcohol Clinical Trial Because of Scientific and Ethical Breaches
Published on 2018-06-16 20:01:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary
The Lancet has become a laughing stock
Published on 2018-06-15 15:10:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
The EU's taxpayer-funded racket
Published on 2018-06-14 12:11:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist