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ENFORCE PREVENTIVE MEDICINE MEASURES FOR PROTECTION AGAINST DISEASE AND NONBATTLE INJURIES

 

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DA
SMOKING
POLICIES

#1 PREVENTABLE
CAUSE OF DEATH

TOBACCO USE

450,000+ DEATHS/YEAR

AFFECTS ON NONSMOKERS

SECOND HAND SMOKE LINKED TO:

LUNG CANCER, ASTHMA

MIDDLE EAR INFECTIONS

RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS

SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME

ADVERSE EFFECTS

INCREASED # SICK CALL VISITS

DECREASED READINESS

ADVERSE IMPACT ON SOLDIERS

DECREASES

NIGHT VISION

HAND-EYE

COORDINATION

STAMINA

INCREASES

COLDWEATHER

INJURIES

OVERALL

# OF INJURIES

ARMY’S #1
HEALTHY PEOPLE 2000
GOAL

REDUCE

MILITARY SMOKERS

TO 20% OR LESS

ARMY’S #2
HEALTHY PEOPLE 2000

GOAL

REDUCE

SMOKELESS TOBACCO USE TO 4% OR LESS

IN 12-24 YEAR OLDS

AR 600-63
ARMY HEALTH PROMOTION

REGULATES TOBACCO USE

IN THE

ARMY

HELP WITH QUITTING

YOUR DOCTOR, NURSE OR PA

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE SERVICE:

SELF-HELP MATERIALS FROM:

– MEDICAL TREATMENT FACILITY, – PREVENTIVE MEDICINE,

– AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY (800-486-2345)

OTHER ASSISTANCE

NICOTINE GUM

NICOTINE PATCHES

FAMILY AND UNIT SUPPORT


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