Research findings and recommendations

In the module readings, the Task Force on Community Preventive Services recommends smoke-free policies and tobacco price increases strategies to be effective in reducing tobacco use and increasing tobacco cessation among military communities. Do you agree or disagree?

The following items in particular will be assessed:

  1. Discuss whether you agree or disagree with the findings that smoke-free policies and increasing tobacco-price will reduce tobacco use among military communities.
  2. Defend your position by providing empirical evidence.
  3. Based on the required readings and your own research, what strategies do you think are effective in reducing tobacco use and maintaining healthy lifestyle among this group?


Wedge, R., & Bondurant, S. (Eds.). (2009). Combating tobacco use in military and veteran populations.

Smith, E. A., Poston, W. S., Haddock, C. K., & Malone, R. E. (2016). Installation tobacco control programs in the US military. Military medicine181(6), 596-601.

Lang, A. E., & Yakhkind, A. (2021). How I Do It: Implementing a Nicotine-Free Policy in the United States Military. Chest.

Jahnke, S. A., Hoffman, K. M., Haddock, C. K., Long, M. A., Williams, L. N., Lando, H. A., & Poston, W. C. (2011). Military tobacco policies: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Military medicine176(12), 1382-1387.

Arvey, S. R., & Malone, R. E. (2008). Advance and retreat: tobacco control policy in the US military. Military medicine173(10), 985-991.

Nieh, C., Mancuso, J. D., Powell, T. M., Welsh, M. M., Gackstetter, G. D., & Hooper, T. I. (2021). Cigarette smoking patterns among US military service members before and after separation from the military. Plos one16(10), e0257539.

Nelson, J. P., & Pederson, L. L. (2008). Military tobacco use: a synthesis of the literature on prevalence, factors related to use, and cessation interventions. Nicotine & Tobacco Research10(5), 775-790.