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AAFP Backs Potential Ban of Tobacco Sales in Military Installations
November 10, 2014 03:43 pm News Staff – The AAFP recently signed on to a letter(2 page PDF) sent by more than two dozen health care organizations to the Senate Committee on Armed Services that urges Congress to reject the inclusion of language in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2015 that would prevent the Department of Defense (DoD) from implementing any new policy limiting, restricting or banning the sale of tobacco products.

The Oct. 24 letter crafted by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids focuses on an amendment( to the House-passed version of the NDAA that Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., introduced. The amendment states the secretary of defense and the secretaries of the individual military departments "may not take any action to implement any new policy that would limit, restrict or ban the sale of any legal consumer product category" in military commissaries and exchanges.

"This very broad language regarding the sale of all legal products appears primarily designed to block policies to reduce tobacco use," the groups observed in their letter.

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