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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.

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Top Stories


Major Study on Risk Reduction of E-Cigarettes
12th December 2021
Electronic cigarettes with cigarette-like nicotine delivery may help some people stop smoking cigarettes, according to a new study by Penn State College of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University researchers. By switching to e-cigarettes, the researchers said tobacco users may reduce their exposure to certain carcinogens, or cancer causing substances.

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.


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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.

Unlearning the magic money tree

Published on 2022-01-28 10:55:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The COVID-19 alcohol "paradox"

Published on 2022-01-24 11:25:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A swift half with Tom Harwood

Published on 2022-01-22 14:35:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Inside the UK's illicit tobacco business

Published on 2022-01-19 10:30:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Uncomfortable truths about the costs of healthy living

Published on 2022-01-18 14:55:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Dishonest arguments against vaping

Published on 2022-01-17 12:18:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The grips of obsession

Published on 2022-01-13 09:23:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The Philippines take an enlightened approach to vaping, prohibitionists in the mud

Published on 2022-01-12 15:54:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Marginalised outgroup is marginalised, new study reveals

Published on 2022-01-10 15:58:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Behold the merchants of doubt!

Published on 2022-01-10 13:08:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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What is 'ultra-processed food'?

Published on 2022-01-05 12:48:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The awesome power of vaping

Published on 2022-01-04 17:46:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Goodbye, 2021

Published on 2021-12-30 12:44:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The psychology of the slippery slope

Published on 2021-12-16 11:56:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Were 'public health' busybodies the real victims of COVID-19?

Published on 2021-12-14 14:50:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A million cases a day by Christmas?

Published on 2021-12-11 14:29:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Tobacco prohibition coming to New Zealand

Published on 2021-12-09 14:40:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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My thoughts on Plan B

Published on 2021-12-09 14:07:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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'A European Union for Health'

Published on 2021-12-09 09:55:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The Beatles in Get Back - a review

Published on 2021-12-06 12:50:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Last Orders with Simon Evans

Published on 2021-12-03 12:30:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Vaping works in New Zealand

Published on 2021-12-02 16:23:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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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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Living in an overregulated, overtaxed, brainwashed prison camp

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

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Good Riddance

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

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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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