Tobacco use by veterans is nearly double the national average.
hero_image_alt_text===Soldiers during World War 2 smoking cigars.
“If someone is old enough to serve their country in the military, then they are old enough to smoke.” For very good reasons, this is an outdated argument. Did you know that tobacco use by veterans is nearly double the national average? The Department of Defense estimates that 175,000 current active duty service members will die from smoking unless they are able to quit. Tobacco use negatively impacts physical fitness and impairs mission readiness. The military recognizes this, and has initiated a series of actions to curb its use. We want to do our part in CT, and to include our troops in the health benefits of increasing the tobacco sales age to 21!