Barriers to Effective Tobacco Control in the US Military

Principal Investigator: Christopher Keith Haddock

The health of military personnel is critical to the mission of the U.S. Military and tobacco use causes more morbidity and mortality in the military than do obesity, alcohol use, and illicit drug use combined. The purpose of this study is to develop information that will advance tobacco control policy in the armed services. Project goals include explicating barriers to tobacco policy implementation, describing the social meaning of tobacco use and cessation within the military culture, and identifying best practices in military tobacco control policy implementation.

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