Proposed Smoking Ban For Military

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    They have to be kidding right? Men and women, everyday are fighting for our country, our safety and our freedom and some whackjobs think that smoking is so seriously damaging to our soldiers health that is should be banned? Screw them, anti smoking whackos. Gun fire, car bombs, and terrorists are way more detrimental to our soldiers health than some little fucking cigarette or tobacco chew. This anti smoking cause is getting to be way out of hand.
     
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    All active military personal should be banned from smoking. Period
     
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    Let me guess why you think that. Because you think the government owns you once you join and your body belongs to them. Am I warm?
     
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    Not even close.

    Besides being unhealthy and diminishing a persons lung capacity.

    In a combat zone it poses a danger to all of the other soldiers.

    At night the glowing end of a cigarette can be seen for a long, long way.

    Thus exposing your position.

    Secondly, the smell of cigarettes linger for a long time and carries very far.

    Which also can make the enemy aware of your presence and expose your position.
     
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    You fuckin' idiot. Do you think the boys smoke when they are on a mission that requires their position not to be known?
    Seriously, you can't be that fuckin' stupid, can you?
     
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    Obviously you have never been in a combat zone.

    Smokers HAVE to smoke.

    They will risk their lives for a cigarette.
     
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    What will this do to troop levels? Smoking is a powerful addiction and I gurantee that smokers will not enlist. I heard this morning that 36 percent of marines smoke.My goodness This is not a health issue This is a national security issue. Let them smoke and let the 18 year olds have a fucking beer. We owe them!
     
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    How do we owe them?

    They get paid just like any other job.
     
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    Maybe the government should just tax tobacco.
     
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    i dont smoke, i cant stand smoke, and i support the smoking bans that have been put in place throughout parts of the country that ban smoking in restaurants but this goes too far, service people are adults and if they want to smoke they should be alllowed to.
     

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