Marines Allowed To Smoke In Afghanistan

Be it Afghanistan or Saipan, Marines want their smokes.  Now Marines, and other servicemembers, will be allowed to smoke,

The Pentagon reassured troops Wednesday that it won’t ban tobacco products in war zones. Defense officials hadn’t actually planned to eliminate smoking — at least for now. But fear of a ban arose among some troops after the Defense Department received a study recommending the military move toward becoming tobacco-free — perhaps in about 20 years.Battle Weary, Cigarette Smoking Marine on Saipan During Fight to Wrest the Island from Japanese Photographic Print

Press secretary Geoff Morrell pointedly told a Pentagon news conference that Defense Secretary Robert Gates is not planning to prohibit the use of cigarettes, chewing tobacco or other tobacco products by troops in combat.

“He knows that the situation they are confronting is stressful enough as it is,” Morrell said, noting the wars inIraq and Afghanistan. “I don’t think he is interested in adding to the stress levels by taking away one of the few outlets they may have to relieve stress.”

yojoe out

2 Responses

  1. ALL DO NOT OPEN THE OTHER RESPONSE FROM 15 JUL 1048 PM IT HAS A VIRUS

  2. They stick us with the strictest, most retarded ROE in the world… and then they want to ban smoking in actual war zones…

    Get real…

    Smoking was the only thing that helped me relieve tension, besides punching things, and that just made it harder to survive.

    I’ve since quit smoking, it’s been almost 3 years, but my point is… if they want to ban smoking, they should at least spend a 6 month deployment or two on the battlefields.. Assclowns…

    –Rob USMC

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