Accession Number : ADA266862


Title :   Smoke Not: What Your Country Can Do for You (A Tobacco Use Policy for the U.S. Marine Corps)


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI ADVANCED RESEARCH PROGRAM


Personal Author(s) : Puckett, Neal A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266862.pdf


Report Date : 03 Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 47


Abstract : The United States Marine Corps can no longer justify to the American taxpayer the extraordinary expense of medical treatment for Marines who suffer from tobacco related diseases. Those expenses involve treating active duty Marines and former Marines in the Veterans Administration health care system. The Marine Corps should condition future enlistments upon an agreement to abstain from the use of tobacco products, and phase out tobacco use by Marines already on active duty. Such a policy is economically sound, legally enforceable, and undeniably beneficial to the personal health and combat effectiveness of Marines of the 21st century.


Descriptors :   *MARINE CORPS , *TOBACCO PLANTS , *TOBACCO SMOKING , WARFARE , COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS , UNITED STATES , POLICIES , MANAGEMENT , HEALTH , RECRUITING , DISEASES , PHASE , SOUND , ACTIVE DUTY , AGREEMENTS


Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE