Showing 4 ideas for tag "tobacco"

Department of Defense

Make all Federal Government facilities non-tobacco campuses

Restaurants, bars, hospitals, school campuses, state offices, other business have gone NO SMOKING. Smoking causes: dependency, cancer, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, bad breath, yellow fingers, wrinkles, is a major risk factor for heart problems/ stroke. More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined.... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Tobacco-free Government

Prohibit the use of tobacco products on ALL federal property, both owned and leased, indoors and outdoors. This idea should be implemented across ALL federal agencies. This will reduce litter, reduce healthcare costs, reduce health insurance costs, reduce fires, and allow people to breathe air free of tobacco pollution.

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Department of Defense

Stop Selling Cigarettes and Tobacco

Cigarettes and other Tobacco products have no known health benefits. Their use by military members has no benefit and works against many other savings-related priorities such as healthcare for active and retired personnel.

The DOD should prohibit the sale of tobacco products on all of its installations, especially outside of combat zones. It will take a long time to eradicate tobacco use from the military, but it is... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

tobacco cessation therapy payment

Acute care hospitals have been receiving payments for councseling tobacco users in the in-patient setting as a form of preventative health management for over five years, however, this practice is not adheared to by the va medical centers. It is a very simple form of additional income that would generate millions of dollars through the VA medical field. It is a very simple process. 1. The physicians must be educated... more »

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