AFI 40-102 PDF

Supersedes AFI , 1 August Pages: 6. Distribution: F. This instruction implements AFPD , Health Promotion, and establishes. AFI outlines policy aimed toward oversight of tobacco use on Air Force Installations to minimize the adverse impact of tobacco use on. Air Force, AFI 40–, Rights of non-smokers. AFMC, Review and Enforcement Tobacco Control Policies, Standardizes tobacco policies, intent to make tobacco .

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E-cigarettes contain nicotine, but not tobacco. Smokeless tobacco policies that were identified as particularly strong often described the specific health consequences of smokeless tobacco products. Occupational Health must authorize the private sector prescriptions for Welbutrin before medication is filled by the WAMC pharmacy. Describes tobacco use 40-120 non-normative, base-specific prevalence, adverse health effects, goal of reducing tobacco use.

Other policy initiatives that have been enacted to reduce tobacco use include the Air Force implementing tobacco bans during technical school training AETC InstructionJune 16, and the Defense Department implementing DoD Instruction Also, there is afj enough research to gauge the effects the carcinogens have on the brain, heart, lungs and kidneys.

Smokeless tobacco use is only permitted in designated tobacco use areas. Another example of a policy describing tobacco use as non-normative is found in 401-02 FE Warren Air Force Base tobacco control policy.

METHODS This study used a mixed methods approach involving both qualitative and quantitative components to evaluate tobacco policy documents from all four service branches of the U. We collected available tobacco control policies from all four branches of the military and, through qualitative analysis, identified policies that were unique either as providing more or less detail and restriction than peer group policies.


Author manuscript; available in PMC Feb When individual living quarters are not required or are not available, and two or more individuals are assigned to one room, smoking preferences will be a determining factor during the assignment of rooms.

Military Tobacco Policies: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Additionally, smokeless tobacco residue from spitting into open containers, waste baskets, or on the ground presents an unsanitary condition. Review and Enforcement Tobacco Control Policies. Changes in smoking prevalence following a strict no-smoking policy in U.

Research Triangle Park, NC: A qualitative analysis of the tobacco control climate in the US military. Abstract The United States military has the legacy of a pro-tobacco culture and still has prevalence rates of tobacco use that are higher than their civilian counterparts.

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Non-smokers are subject to similar health problems when exposed to second hand smoke. It is apparent from this policy that the non-smoker is reassigned, therefore inconveniencing and arguably punishing the non-smoker in 04-102 situations.

The human body is more likely to fight off colds and infections when cilia are working properly. Evidence suggests that the tobacco industry is specifically targeting smokeless tobacco advertising toward military members as its use is more difficult to detect and regulate.

Military Tobacco Policies: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Footnotes The views expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the U. In addition to its comprehensiveness, it mandates tobacco cessation classes for its members:.

Evaluation of smoking interventions in recruit training. Skip to main content Press Enter. This ban includes 401-02 buildings and vehicles owned by the DoD.


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Several policies stood out as exceptional or unusual in certain ways Table I. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Some policies that addressed smokeless tobacco allow use in a variety of situations which clearly sends the message that cessation from these products is not a priority for the military.

National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Scientific evidence provides a strong argument for action at all levels of society.

Although there were several strengths evident in military tobacco policies, there also were policies that were poorly constructed and are not like to improve the tobacco climate among military members. In an article written May 23,Dr.

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Another policy from a Marine Corps Base also has no clear prohibition on using smokeless tobacco inside as it appears to allow its use inside bathrooms:. Another policy from a Marine Corps Base also has no clear prohibition on using smokeless tobacco inside as it appears to allow its use inside bathrooms: In order to maximize the benefit of tobacco control policies in the military, it is important that they send strong and consistent messages to service members and, if possible, provide comprehensive guidance at the highest level possible.

Worst Practices The examination of policies identified several that were unique in their limited tobacco-control impact.