Tobacco Use Programs at Navy Commands: 1990 Survey Results
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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The objective of this study was to provide information regarding the implementation of Navy tobacco use policy and to document the extent to which tobacco the extent to which tobacco use programs and activities are being conducted at commands throughout the Navy. Such information should help Navy health promotion policy makers develop more standardized and effective tobacco use prevention and cessation programs for Navy-wide dissemination. Commands were surveyed about tobacco use programs and activities they had conducted during the preceding year. Questions in the survey were oriented primarily toward gathering information about the prevalence and types of programs and activities being conducted. A separate section regarding physicians tobacco-related practices with patients was included in the surveys to medical treatment facilities. The vast majority of Navy commands provided some type of educational materials or programs related to the cessation of tobacco use however, these activities were typically rated as only somewhat useful in helping to curb tobacco use.