Navy mulls banning tobacco sales on bases, ships

March 25, 2014 11:40 AM

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Navy mulls banning tobacco sales on bases, ships

WASHINGTON — The Navy is on the verge of eliminating tobacco sales on all its bases and ships, according to sources inside and outside the Defense Department.

Officials are reportedly considering removing tobacco from all sales venues, to include any exchange-operated retail outlets, as well as base-operated retail outlets where cigarettes may be sold. Commissaries on Navy bases currently do not sell tobacco products.

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