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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Base smoking policy includes e-cigarettes – The Tinker Take Off

It is apparent from this policy that the non-smoker is reassigned, therefore inconveniencing and arguably punishing the non-smoker in these situations. This is particularly important given the disproportionately high rates of smokeless tobacco use in some branches of the military and because the health effects often are not treated as seriously in policies, as evidenced by the stronger restrictions on use of cigarettes when compared to smokeless tobacco products.

Another example of a policy describing tobacco use as non-normative is found in the FE Warren Air Force Base tobacco control policy. Further, Air Force Instruction AFI 40— also offers a clear statement stating the rights of the non-smoker shall prevail when in conflict with those of a smoker:.

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We thank all those military members who assisted us in locating tobacco control policies. Members looking to quit can contact the Tobacco Cessation Program atthe Behavioral Health Outpatient Program, and the Freedom Quitline at, or make an appointment with their primary care manager for medication and counseling to help quit the habit. A guide to agi consensual qualitative research.

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 40-1102. Relapse to wfi after basic military training in the U. Scientific evidence provides a strong argument for action at all levels of society. Comprehensive, mandates tobacco cessation classes. An example of a policy that stands out as unique in a negative way is the Smoking Policy of one Army installation where the policy specifically limits access to and treatment options for those wishing to quit use:.


Author manuscript; available in PMC Feb Tobacco use degrades Air Force readiness, health and leads to preventable health care costs. Tobacco cessation treatments have been found to be effective and safe. My goal is to reduce tobacco use on this installation by 5 percent each year. One of the policy initiatives that the military adopted to discourage smoking avi its personnel is a comprehensive ban on tobacco use during basic military training BMT.

Although several policies referenced smoking cessation services, Altus Air Force Base Tobacco Use Policy is unique as it highly encourages each unit commander to designate two smoke-free individuals to become Unit Tobacco Cessation Representatives:. Am J Health Promotion. Independent, detailed policy about expectations related to tobacco. 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.

Research Triangle Afu, NC: Know your retirement options Chief Master Sgt. An installation-level policy that did an exceptional job portraying the message that 40-1002 is non-normative is the Malmstrom Air Force Base Tobacco Use Policy which states:.


Unit commanders are highly encouraged to provide a minimum of 2 smoke free individuals to become Unit Tobacco Cessation Representatives. This review is due to the continued high tobacco use among our junior airmen. A qualitative analysis of the tobacco control climate in the US military. Gonzalez-Anderson cited time and distance as two of the biggest barriers keeping tobacco users from utilizing resources at JBSA. One tactic for decreasing use and the subsequent health problems is through effective tobacco control policies.


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. Strong smoking cessation policies were ones that devoted manpower to the tobacco control and enforcement efforts and those that required users to attend tobacco training to provide information about cessation.

Acknowledgments We thank all those military members who assisted us in locating tobacco control policies. The installation commander will provide affirmative procedures to reassign nonsmokers to living space that is not occupied by a smoker and if necessary, reassign smokers to living space where they may smoke without inflicting harm or inconveniencing those who do not smoke. NVivo was used for text coding and to facilitate organization, retrieval, and systemic comparison of the data.

The st Medical Group, Health and Wellness Center HAWC offers counseling, medication, or a combination of both to inspire and assist all beneficiaries in achieving their tobacco free goals.

Programs at JSBA help kick tobacco to the curb

Several policies make it clear that smokers will be accommodated to allow them to smoke inside installation buildings. This instruction became effective on March 7, and prohibits smoking worldwide in all DoD workplaces. Designates unit tobacco cessation representatives. This is the highest percentage in AF Space Command. Best and worst practice policies in the areas of enforcement, smoking cessation, smokeless tobacco use, environmental tobacco smoke, framing tobacco as non-normative, designated tobacco use areas, and monitoring of tobacco use are presented.

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Call the HAWC at for other alternatives to quit smoking. The Air Force will no longer designate non-tobacco use areas.