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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


Government Overreach
5th May 2021
Mash the right buttons until your fingers bleed, the prohibitionists believe, and you can purge the country of almost any vice. They continue to follow this strategy to ban, prohibit and restrict even though after a century of button-mashing they’ve failed to dislodge either alcohol or marijuana from our culture.

Banning Menthol Cigarettes
5th May 2021
Health regulations pledged to ban mentol cigarettes.

Vaping
5th May 2021
In the omnibus bill of 2020 under Trump banned shipment of any vaping products.

The U.S. Postal Service is delaying a ban on sending vape products in the mail, saying the agency needs more time to review how to implement the changes ordered by Congress. UPS, FEDEX and DHL will also stop mailing any vaping materials.

There is a very small window now to order vaping materials from your favorite vendor.

Latest From FDA
8th February 2020
The final policy, announced January 2, now includes a number of exceptions that the US Food and Drug Administration says are the result of new data about which products are commonly used among children. However, critics have called it a "hollowed-out" policy that ended up "watering down the flavor ban."

USA Vaping Ban
4th January 2020
The Trump administration is expected to announce this week that it will ban mint-, fruit- and dessert-flavored e-cigarette cartridges popular with teenagers, but allow menthol and tobacco flavors to remain on the market.

Flavored liquid nicotine used in open tank systems can continue to be sold, according to two administration officials who have been briefed on the plan. It is an important concession to vape shops that have thrived alongside the booming e-cigarette business in recent years.

President Trump acknowledged late Tuesday that the ban would be announced “very shortly.” But he indicated that it might be short-lived and he didn’t say which flavors were involved.


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Anti-prohibition news from over the world

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Note: All opinions expressed below are those of the authors only, not necessarily those of Forces International.

Vaping junk science and the gateway effect

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

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Lockdown

Published on 2021-05-17 21:41:39.
Website: Frank Davis

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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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Losing My Thread

Published on 2021-05-15 14:07:59.
Website: Frank Davis

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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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Birdsong

Published on 2021-05-13 14:58:31.
Website: Frank Davis

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The 2021 Nanny State Index

Published on 2021-05-13 10:52:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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On the Pin Factory podcast

Published on 2021-05-12 16:59:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A public health expert speaks

Published on 2021-05-11 16:51:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Presumed consent could lead to fewer organ donations

Published on 2021-05-10 10:19:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Subglacial Megaliths

Published on 2021-05-08 16:06:46.
Website: Frank Davis

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Last Orders with Geoff Norcott

Published on 2021-05-07 16:11:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Jamie Oliver’s guilty sugar secret: his own recipes are full of the stuff

Published on 2021-05-07 10:15:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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George Monbiot blames the government for rising obesity levels – there’s a simpler explanation

Published on 2021-05-06 09:12:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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E-cigarettes above Ebola? How the WHO lost the plot

Published on 2021-05-04 11:42:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The Most Persecuted Minority

Published on 2021-05-01 12:51:00.
Website: Frank Davis

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Smokers are the real virus, am I right?!

Published on 2021-04-30 11:19:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The new drinking guidelines are based on massaged evidence

Published on 2021-04-30 09:48:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Banning menthol cigarettes

Published on 2021-04-29 16:14:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A swift half with Sam Bowman

Published on 2021-04-22 16:00:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Smoking and COVID-19 again

Published on 2021-04-21 09:31:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Public health expert at work

Published on 2021-04-20 16:10:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Last Orders with Clare Fox

Published on 2021-04-18 07:00:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Less drinking, more problems - the lockdown alcohol "paradox"

Published on 2021-04-16 13:08:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Calorie labels on alcohol

Published on 2021-04-15 11:30:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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A swift half with Freddie Sayers

Published on 2021-04-12 14:47:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Another awkward study about smoking and COVID-19

Published on 2021-04-06 12:39:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Behavioural economics and flawed paternalism

Published on 2021-04-03 10:28:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The APPG on Vaping's report about the World Health Organisation

Published on 2021-04-01 11:32:00.
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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