National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
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June 26, 2009

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Because tobacco use impairs military readiness, harms the health of soldiers and veterans, and imposes a substantial financial burden on the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, these agencies should implement a comprehensive strategy to achieve the Defense Department's stated goal of a tobacco-free military, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

Stuart Bondurant (chair), Kenneth Kizer