Restriction

Army

Navy/Marines

Air Force

 

(Army Regulation 600-63, 2007)

 

 

Transportation equipment

Prohibited in all military vehicles and aircraft (Army Regulation 600-63, 2007)

Prohibited by soldiers and all others at West Point in military vehicles and aircraft (USMA Policy Memorandum Number 17-00, 2000)

Prohibited by military or civilian personnel in Air Force vehicles and in Air Force or contract aircraft (Air Force Instruction 40-102, 2002)

Finding: Tobacco use is banned in common areas of living quarters, but given the health effects described in Chapter 2, the committee finds that such a restriction may not be sufficiently protective against exposure to secondhand smoke.


Recommendation: Tobacco use should be banned in all living quarters on military installations.

Outdoor Areas

The 1999 strategic plan does not call for elimination of the use of tobacco products in outdoor areas. All of the armed services permit tobacco use in at least some outdoor areas on military installations, including the service academies. The restrictions in general follow the stipulations on tobacco use in DoD Instruction 1010.15 (January 2, 2001). Designated smoking areas are supposed to provide some measure of protection from the elements, may not be within 50 ft of common points of entry or exit, and typically cannot be in areas that are used by nonsmokers, such as playgrounds or picnic tables (see Table 5-6).

Finding: DoD and the armed services have developed regulations in compliance with federal requirements for tobacco-free workplaces, including recreational areas, educational settings, residential spaces, and transportation equipment. However, tobacco use is still allowed in designated areas, including areas at the service academies, on ships, and on submarines, thus increasing the risk of



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