Purpose of Review The use of tobacco products in the military than in the general population and continues to be a concern is higher than in the civilian population. Tobacco use is a for military readiness. Tobacco cessation is associated with major cause of morbidity and mortality and a major risk factor decreased incidence of tobacco related disease and prolonged for many illnesses to include respiratory disease, cardiovascu- lifespans. Tobacco use in the military is declining but more lar disease, and malignancies. The use of tobacco products has needs to be done. also been associated with decreased physical fitness and . . . . higher attrition from military service. In veterans, there is an Keywords Tobacco Cessation Nicotine Military . . increased level of tobacco-related illnesses and potentially Cigarette Pulmonology Combat medicine higher health care costs. Recent Findings The Department of Defense (DoD) con- tinues to modify its tobacco use policies and limit tobacco Introduction use. There is an emphasis on education to prevent tobacco use and tobacco cessation programs to assist service members Throughout military history, tobacco use has been an integral in quitting. Tobacco cessation efforts in the military are similar part of soldiers’ lives. In fact,
Current Respiratory Care Reports – Springer Journals
Published: May 31, 2017
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