Tobacco Use A Thing Of The Past On Military Bases?

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Servicemen and women on military bases like Camp Lejeune could soon be banned from smoking or using tobacco products.

A proposed ban from pentagon health experts urges Defense Secretary Robert Gates to prohibit the use and or sale of tobacco products on military installations like Camp Lejeune.

Former Marines and the general manager at a local tobacco shop in Jacksonville, we talked to say it's a right that shouldn't be taken away from men and woman who fight for our freedom.

There is no word on when this ban could take effect.

A pentagon health study shows that tobacco use costs the pentagon nearly 850 million dollars a year in medical care.

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