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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


Black Market Vaping
13th October 2019
Currently, the prevailing theory is that the lung ailments are being caused by ingredients present in cartridges containing THC, most (but not all) of which had been purchased off the black market. Last week, the CDC reported that 78% of the 514 cases it has analyzed thus far involved patients using products containing THC, while a separate study reported that 66% of patients had specifically used Dank Vapes, a black-market manufacturer of ambiguous origin that purports to contain 90% THC.

FDA Deadline for Vaping Products
13th October 2019
Reynolds American, a unit of British American Tobacco, submitted its e-cigarette product to the federal government for review ahead of market leader Juul Labs Inc. and NJOY Holdings Inc.

The FDA has given companies a deadline of May 2020 to submit any products they want to keep in stores past that date. That order came on the heels of President Trump’s announcement that U.S. health authorities will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes. The president made the declaration after a reported rise in the use of e-cigarettes by teens, which is a part of a national outbreak of vaping-related illnesses that has surged to about 1,300 cases, and at least 29 deaths. In July, a U.S. District Court judge in Maryland issued an order that requires makers of tobacco products — including e-cigarette makers — to file the applications by May 12, 2020.

Oregon
13th October 2019
Oregon will ban all flavored vaping products for six months starting Tuesday as federal officials remain stumped about exactly what’s causing severe lung injuries associated with e-cigarettes.

New York
2nd October 2019
SYRACUSE, NY — Flavored e-cigarettes will no longer be sold in New York under an emergency 90-day ban starting this week. The ban is intended to crack down on flavors seemingly marketed toward children following reports of hundreds of serious illnesses nationwide linked to vaping.

Political War on Vaping
23rd September 2019
Never before has a boon to public health been met with such hysteria and ingratitude.

Vaping is almost all upside in comparison with traditional smoking, a wanton destroyer of health and lives, and yet the nation is in the grips of a panic about e-cigarettes.

In a rarity for the Trump era, the anti-vaping sentiment jumps traditional geographic and political bounds, running from the Oval Office to San Francisco, from President Trump to his most fervent enemies.


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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.

New CDC Report Out Today Makes it Even Less Likely that Store-Bought Nicotine E-Cigarettes are Playing Any Role in the Outbreak

Published on 2019-10-22 22:09:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Somebody should measure childhood obesity

Published on 2019-10-22 11:14:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Give Them An Inch

Published on 2019-10-22 10:12:26.
Website: Frank Davis

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The use of children in the sockpuppet state

Published on 2019-10-21 09:48:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Pop News

Published on 2019-10-21 09:17:22.
Website: Frank Davis

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I’ll Remain a Proud Social Pariah

Published on 2019-10-20 09:17:19.
Website: Frank Davis

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The Thunberg Regime

Published on 2019-10-19 10:06:27.
Website: Frank Davis

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Last Orders with Martin Durkin

Published on 2019-10-19 08:30:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The Rapid Appearance of Extinction Rebellion

Published on 2019-10-18 10:05:50.
Website: Frank Davis

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Tennessee Department of Health Appears to Have Deliberately Blamed E-Cigarettes for a Death It Knew Was Caused by THC Carts

Published on 2019-10-18 09:19:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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A year of cannabis legalisation

Published on 2019-10-18 09:00:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Tennessee Department of Health Tragically Misleads the Public in Order to Falsely Blame a Death on E-Cigarettes

Published on 2019-10-18 01:59:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Pubs hit hard by the smoking ban - new study

Published on 2019-10-17 13:09:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Does the alcohol industry encourage pregnant women to drink? Four idiots investigate.

Published on 2019-10-16 13:42:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The radicalisation of Dame Sally

Published on 2019-10-16 08:13:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Dame Sally and plain packaging for food

Published on 2019-10-15 09:18:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The CDC is Still Misleading the Public about the Cause of the Respiratory Disease Outbreak: Why?

Published on 2019-10-14 23:49:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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The Lancet explained

Published on 2019-10-14 20:33:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Like the Telephone Game, CDC's Lack of Clarity is Becoming Completely False Facts at the Local Level

Published on 2019-10-14 13:12:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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News Headline Shows How Misinformation About Respiratory Disease Outbreak is Spreading

Published on 2019-10-11 12:32:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Utah Department of Health Concludes that THC Vape Cartridges are Causing Respiratory Disease Outbreak; Issues Specific Warning against Use of THC Oils

Published on 2019-10-07 12:22:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Smoking literature

Published on 2019-10-07 09:59:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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CDC's Communications are Likely Making this Outbreak Much Worse

Published on 2019-10-04 10:03:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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Mysterious vaping illness - latest

Published on 2019-10-04 09:57:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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That teen vaping epidemic

Published on 2019-10-03 10:28:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The “Other” Youth Vaping Epidemic: Why Has It Been Ignored?

Published on 2019-10-01 23:07:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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To Protect Youth from Progression to Cigarette Smoking, Truth Initiative Wants to Ban the Fake Ones But Let Real Cigarettes Remain on the Shelves

Published on 2019-09-30 23:51:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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In Response to Two Deaths Due to Marijuana Vaping, Oregon Health Department Recommends Ban on Nicotine-Containing Electronic Cigarettes

Published on 2019-09-30 11:32:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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CDC Finally Admits that Black Market THC Vape Carts are a Major Culprit in Respiratory Disease Outbreak

Published on 2019-09-29 14:22:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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What's on at the Conservative conference?

Published on 2019-09-29 09:20:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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77% of people suffering from THC-related lung injuries admit to using THC

Published on 2019-09-29 09:18:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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CDC's Failure to Demand Urine THC Testing of All Outbreak Patients is Inexcusable and is Putting the Entire Nation at Risk

Published on 2019-09-27 11:46:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary

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