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Tobacco Ban On Military Bases Doesn’t Pass Muster With Congress

This year’s defense spending bill will not ban tobacco sales at military bases, leaving anti-tobacco advocates shocked and upset, The Hill reports.

According to the language listed in the bill, the military “may not take any action to implement any new policy that would ban the sale of any…legal consumer product.” Former Marine reservist California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter argued in November against banning tobacco, pointing out that since the military is protecting the lives of American citizens, the military shouldn’t have any fewer freedoms than regular Americans enjoy.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus pushed earlier this year to remove tobacco from Navy ships and bases, which led former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to immediately call for a full review of tobacco policy in the military, placing Mabus’ plans to remove tobacco by April of this year in stasis.

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