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Smoking ban for troops?

Postby Ruutu15 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:31 pm

I don't smoke, but this is ridiculous. Not only is it out of line for them to pass this ban, but seriously, who would want a Jarhead having nicotine withdrawals?!

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Re: Smoking ban for troops?

Postby Kreegz2 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:32 pm

Are they for whatever reason pretending this is new information? It's not like the soldiers that smoke don't know this. Nicotine relieves stress, soldiers are under the highest amounts of stress, don't you think this ban would have happened years ago if it was up for real consideration?

As someone who leaves for boot camp in a month, I gotta say that this really pisses me off. I'm not a cigarette smoker, but the reality of it is something far worse than just a ban on smoking.

It would never work, and would be completely ignored. I would say that over 50% of the military smokes, there's no way they're going to be able to force that many people to just stop suddenly. People will continue smoking, it will be completely ignored, to pretend anything different will happen is ignorant. This rule will only have an effect 40-50 years down the road when the Soldier gets lung cancer and applies for veterans benefits. "Smoked in the service? Sorry, violation of regs, we can't give you any aid". It's total bullshit if it ever happens, which I highly doubt anyway.


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Re: Smoking ban for troops?

Postby Ruutu15 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:08 pm

Kreegz2 wrote:Are they for whatever reason pretending this is new information? It's not like the soldiers that smoke don't know this. Nicotine relieves stress, soldiers are under the highest amounts of stress, don't you think this ban would have happened years ago if it was up for real consideration?

As someone who leaves for boot camp in a month, I gotta say that this really pisses me off. I'm not a cigarette smoker, but the reality of it is something far worse than just a ban on smoking.

It would never work, and would be completely ignored. I would say that over 50% of the military smokes, there's no way they're going to be able to force that many people to just stop suddenly. People will continue smoking, it will be completely ignored, to pretend anything different will happen is ignorant. This rule will only have an effect 40-50 years down the road when the Soldier gets lung cancer and applies for veterans benefits. "Smoked in the service? Sorry, violation of regs, we can't give you any aid". It's total bullshit if it ever happens, which I highly doubt anyway.


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Agree on all counts. I thought the whole thing was absurd and didn't see how they'd enforce the rule.
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Re: Smoking ban for troops?

Postby Guppy » Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:50 pm

Those in the military should have right do whatever they damn well please.

One of the interesting things I found out when I was in that if you were stationed in the US and on state property, you had to follow the state laws when it came to drinking. But if you were on federal property (like Camp Pendleton) then one could drink when they were 18. But that is another battle all together.

I got to agree with Kreegz2 with the number of people that smoked/dipped when I was in. It was probably higher than that though.
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Re: Smoking ban for troops?

Postby Bernie Federko » Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:07 pm

I know how the troops feel. Those assholes at Fox Sports tried to ban me from doing lines off of my laptop spacebar. They kept complaining about "random computer noises" during the telecast. Fascists.
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Re: Smoking ban for troops?

Postby Kreegz2 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:40 am

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Re: Smoking ban for troops?

Postby abc789987 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:12 am

instead of cigs why don't we give them these Image?
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Re: Smoking ban for troops?

Postby Guppy » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:22 am

abc789987 wrote:instead of cigs why don't we give them these Image?

How many bullets would you like in your body if you gave them that?
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Re: Smoking ban for troops?

Postby KJVO_1611 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:44 am

Guppy wrote:Those in the military should have right do whatever they d*** well please.

One of the interesting things I found out when I was in that if you were stationed in the US and on state property, you had to follow the state laws when it came to drinking. But if you were on federal property (like Camp Pendleton) then one could drink when they were 18. But that is another battle all together.

I got to agree with Kreegz2 with the number of people that smoked/dipped when I was in. It was probably higher than that though.
They canked that 1996 or there abouts.
I was stationed at Camp Pendleton when that flew.

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Re: Smoking ban for troops?

Postby big d note » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:21 am

Somebody on the radio last night asked if the smoking ban will also apply to the Commander in Chief. :lol:
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Re: Smoking ban for troops?

Postby Guppy » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:46 am

KJVO_1611 wrote:
Guppy wrote:Those in the military should have right do whatever they d*** well please.

One of the interesting things I found out when I was in that if you were stationed in the US and on state property, you had to follow the state laws when it came to drinking. But if you were on federal property (like Camp Pendleton) then one could drink when they were 18. But that is another battle all together.

I got to agree with Kreegz2 with the number of people that smoked/dipped when I was in. It was probably higher than that though.
They canked that 1996 or there abouts.
I was stationed at Camp Pendleton when that flew.

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ain't that a crock of poop. I was out there in 92-93.
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