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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New Chief Master Sergeants selected December 14, Limiting the availability of treatment sends the message that tobacco cessation is not a priority. 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.

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:.

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

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.

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. This rate has not declined significantly over the years; and the use of tobacco impacts readiness, productivity, and health ….

Tobacco use in the Army: These individuals will be trained in tobacco cessation classes offered by Health and Wellness Center and be able to assist those within their unit who are trying to quit and may be requested at times to assist Health and Wellness Center with tobacco cessation classes.


Strong policies that we identified often had detailed information about the prevalence of tobacco use as well as information about the adverse health effects for both users and those exposed to ETS. Occupational Health must authorize the private sector prescriptions for Welbutrin before medication is filled by the WAMC pharmacy.

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

An important thing to note is 40-1102 e-cigarettes are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. Overcoming holiday blues Air Force releases chief master sergeant 18E9 promotion cycle 4-0102 Photo: Know your retirement options Acclaimed speaker Dr. The amount of nicotine varies by user, so it is difficult to gauge how much nicotine one is receiving. One tactic for decreasing use and the subsequent health problems is through effective tobacco control policies.

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Programs at JSBA help kick tobacco to the curb

Enforcement Although few policies addressed the issue of enforcement, Fort Lewis U. Tobacco use in any form is addictive; and no form of tobacco other than cigarettes, including smokeless afo, are safe alternatives to cigarettes. Af policies stood out as exceptional or unusual in certain ways Table I.

Military tobacco use policies were inconsistent in aafi they allowed smokeless tobacco use outside of designated areas. We collected a total of documents from different military sources across all four military branches and the DoD and qualified as a policy i. Am J Public Health. Tobacco promotion to military personnel: To maintain a smoke free environment that promotes the health and wellness of our personnel at Tinker AFB, a smoke free corridor to enter the buildings should be 50 feet from all installation public facilities, and a minimum of 25 feet of all other facilities.


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

Cilia start to regrow in the lungs and regain normal function very quickly after someone quits smoking. Smoking causes heart disease, stroke, multiple cancers, respiratory diseases, and other costly illnesses. 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:.

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Review and Enforcement Tobacco Control Policies. Know your retirement options Chief Master Sgt. One of the policy initiatives that the military adopted to discourage smoking among its personnel is a comprehensive ban on tobacco use during basic military training BMT.

Tobacco use in the U. As saliva is a culture medium for infectious organisms, it poses a risk to those nearby …. Researchers with ari Centers for Disease Control are finding that e-cigarette users experience diminished lung function, and difficulty with airway resistance.

Several policies were identified as particularly strong in various areas. Describes tobacco use as non-normative, base-specific prevalence, adverse health effects, goal of reducing tobacco use. Smokeless tobacco use is only permitted in designated tobacco use areas.

Open in a separate window. Scientific evidence provides a strong argument for action at all levels ati society. Base smoking policy includes e-cigarettes By: Smokeless tobacco is not a safe alternative to smoking.