6200.3C, “Marine Corps Tobacco Prevention and Control Program for Camp LeJeune” (February 2006) emphasize smoke-free workplaces, restrictions on tobacco use and disposal, and commander education on tobacco control. The Air Force has issued two instructions that pertain to tobacco: Air Force Instruction 40-102, “Tobacco Use in the Air Force” (June 2002) and Air Force Instruction 40-102, Air Education and Training Command (AETC) Supplement 1, “Tobacco Use in the Air Force” (August 2002). Those complementary instructions cover tobacco-use restrictions in the workplace, dormitories, and housing facilities; the sale and advertisement of tobacco; tobacco-cessation education programs for health-promotion personnel; and application to civilian and contractor employees.

Goal B.1 of the DoD Tobacco Use Prevention Strategic Plan is to promote a tobacco-free lifestyle and culture through education and leadership. Requirements to meet the goal include education programs (discussed under “Leadership Education and Training” below) and guidance on how to ensure effective leadership for tobacco control. Army Regulation 600-63 (2007) states that commanders at all levels will “demonstrate positive efforts to deglamorize the use of all forms of tobacco products.” The Navy requires that unit commanders, commanding officers, and officers in charge must ensure that tobacco use is not part of the Navy culture and must encourage a tobacco-free lifestyle and support abstinence by personal example and command climate. Although leaders are not required to be tobacco-free, they are strongly encouraged to be (SECNAV Instruction 5100.13E, July 2008). Air Force Instruction 40-101 (May 1998) states that installation commanders are to provide leadership and guidance for integrated and comprehensive health-promotion programs but does not specify that they be tobacco-free, and Instruction 40-102 (June 2002) states that given the AETC goal of not using any tobacco products, commanders and supervisors are expected to lead by example and actively identify and use resources to help tobacco users to quit.

DoD Directive 1010.10 (November 2003) establishes health-promotion programs to improve and sustain military readiness as well as the health, fitness, and quality of life of military personnel, DoD personnel, and other beneficiaries. DoD policies to prevent smoking and encourage cessation are specified in the 32 CFR 85.6, and each armed service is to develop its own health-promotion plan. The plans are implemented by the offices of the surgeons general of the military departments. The AHPP (Army Regulation 600-63, May 2007) addresses program responsibilities, from the Army deputy chief of staff to installation commanders, with implementation guidance; the tobacco-control-program guidance is brief. The program includes the Army



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