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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


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.

Amazon
5th June 2021
Amazon will no longer test most job applicants for marijuana use in the latest sign of America's changing relationship with pot. Amazon, the second-largest private employer in the U.S., also says it now backs legalizing marijuana nationwide.


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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.

Smileys revisited

Published on 2021-06-23 14:30:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Amazed and Delighted

Published on 2021-06-22 18:39:54.
Website: Frank Davis

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The WHO's war on vapers

Published on 2021-06-22 09:30:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The hounding of Katherine Flegal

Published on 2021-06-21 11:36:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The Impact of COP9 on Vapers

Published on 2021-06-15 09:28:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Covid Scaremongering

Published on 2021-06-14 18:51:56.
Website: Frank Davis

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A Swift Half with Dolly Theis

Published on 2021-06-12 10:06:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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All Freedom Lost

Published on 2021-06-10 14:22:25.
Website: Frank Davis

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Did Brits drink more under lockdown?

Published on 2021-06-10 12:32:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Strange bedfellows in the moral crusade against gambling

Published on 2021-06-10 09:33:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A smoke-free by 2030 - ASH's plan

Published on 2021-06-09 13:34:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The slow death of freedom

Published on 2021-06-08 15:19:24.
Website: Frank Davis

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On June 21st everything must go

Published on 2021-06-08 12:28:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Bloomberg's dark money

Published on 2021-06-06 11:10:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A lazy hit job from the BMJ

Published on 2021-06-03 16:15:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Bullying Bastards

Published on 2021-06-03 13:05:00.
Website: Frank Davis

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'Public health' priorities in a pandemic

Published on 2021-06-03 10:33:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Another car crash week for the WHO

Published on 2021-06-02 13:46:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Happy World Vape Day!

Published on 2021-05-30 11:21:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Another dumb idea from tobacco control: e-cigarette flavour bans

Published on 2021-05-26 15:26:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The nanny state we're in - interview

Published on 2021-05-25 09:49:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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There's one born every minute - the Ivor Cummins story

Published on 2021-05-23 16:02:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Prince’s death at 57 was no music industry average

Published on 2021-05-21 10:08:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The Truth Initiative versus the truth

Published on 2021-05-20 12:15:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Is the European Commission about to crack down on vaping (again)?

Published on 2021-05-19 15:11:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Carbohydrate hysteria

Published on 2021-05-19 08:56:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Vaping junk science and the gateway effect

Published on 2021-05-18 11:43:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Nanny states are no healthier and no happier

Published on 2021-05-17 10:17:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Interview with Ronnie O'Sullivan

Published on 2021-05-15 10:38:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Another big win for 'public health'

Published on 2021-05-14 08:37:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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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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