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    Ban on Tobacco urged in military

    Pentagon health experts are urging Defense Secretary Robert Gates to ban the use of tobacco by troops and end its sale on military property, a change that could dramatically alter a culture intertwined with smoking.
    Ban on tobacco urged in military - USATODAY.com

    Do you think banning tobacco products in the military is going to far?

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    Re: Ban on Tobacco urged in military

    Are they ****ing on crack?

    First Alchohol , Porn and now Cigs wow. is this the military or a Missionary?


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    Re: Ban on Tobacco urged in military

    Hmmm....let's see....military recruiters are looking for men who are willing to risk getting shot, blown up, captured, tortured, killed, crippled, and emasculated, for the good of the country, yet they also want to say that they'll only enlist men who are so conscious about their health and physical fitness that they don't use tobacco in any form.


    That's about what their saying, isn't it?

    The left wants the US military, one of the world's finest organizations of trained fighting men, to act like a bunch of girl scouts.

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    Re: Ban on Tobacco urged in military

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Are they ****ing on crack?

    First Alchohol , Porn and now Cigs wow. is this the military or a Missionary?
    The Left ABSOLUTELY does not want the US military in the missionary position. The Left are BOHICA guys.

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    Re: Ban on Tobacco urged in military

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    Ban on tobacco urged in military - USATODAY.com

    Do you think banning tobacco products in the military is going to far?
    This is ridiculous.

    We've gone from handing out Lucky Strikes in C-Rations to banning Tobacco use in the military?

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    Re: Ban on Tobacco urged in military

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Hmmm....let's see....military recruiters are looking for men who are willing to risk getting shot, blown up, captured, tortured, killed, crippled, and emasculated, for the good of the country, yet they also want to say that they'll only enlist men who are so conscious about their health and physical fitness that they don't use tobacco in any form.


    That's about what their saying, isn't it?

    The left wants the US military, one of the world's finest organizations of trained fighting men, to act like a bunch of girl scouts.
    Just to play devil's advocate here (I don't really have an opinion on tobacco in the military), but I would think that use of tobacco would make people less able to handle the physical strains of their job.
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    Re: Ban on Tobacco urged in military

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Just to play devil's advocate here (I don't really have an opinion on tobacco in the military), but I would think that use of tobacco would make people less able to handle the physical strains of their job.
    Tobacco use doesn't have the same effect on everyone.

    Ive seen alot of folks in the Army running their 2 miles in 10 minutes for the PT test and then lighting up a cigarette right afterwards.

    Its effects are relative to the individual.

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    Re: Ban on Tobacco urged in military

    Cutting down on tobacco usage during peacetime makes sense to lower the health problems. However, for soldiers who have to fight, we should be glad they are using tobacco to calm the nerves rather than something even worse. The immediacy of death and fear is far greater than lung problems or cancer.

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    Re: Ban on Tobacco urged in military

    They are adults and can make the choice for themselves.

    ****ing government.


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    Re: Ban on Tobacco urged in military

    This is going to far. As others have stated we ask these men to risk their lives,personal safety and other things the least we can do is allow them to smoke if they wish.

    It annoys me when some pc moron takes certain things away from troops and these ****ers have the nerve to bash Christians for trying to impose morality.. I remember when they banned troops from having sex with the Drinky Girls(prostitutes from Russia,Philippines and Korea) in Korea,that was one of the few things that made South Korea an enjoyable place and those pc morons took it away.
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