Readiness

The War on Tobacco is an All Hands Fight

By Force Master Chief (FMF/SW/AW) Terry J. Prince, director of the Hospital Corps A tobacco-free force is vital to the readiness and well-being of the entire Navy and Marine Corps team. Tobacco reduces the capability of our service members and detracts from overall resiliency. Tobacco is also addictive and takes a serious toll on your health. Smoking, chewing, vaping or …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Tobacco Kills

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Recent events across the globe demonstrate that we are living in dramatic and challenging times. Around the world, Navy Medicine is ensuring the health and readiness of every Sailor, Marine and their family, and in doing so, helping to ensure we have …

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‘Young enough to not die from smoking’

By Rear Adm. John Fuller, commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific Hawaii is making it easier for smokers to quit. Beginning January 1, 2016 it will be against the law in this state for anyone under 21 to buy or use tobacco products, including electronic nicotine delivery devices. Quitting tobacco is one of the best things …

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Innovation Spotlight: Making the Connection in Navy Medicine

Navy Medicine is at the forefront of innovation in the Navy. Our people are practicing medicine and providing health care in some of the most austere environments in the world. As a result, we are committed to fostering a culture of innovation to ensure the health and readiness of every Sailor, and Marine. To ensure a culture of innovation, we …

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Finding Your Motivation to Quit Tobacco

By Lt. James Jones, Family Medicine Physician Assistant, Tobacco Cessation Clinical Guidelines Champion, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Quitting tobacco is hard, but it’s not impossible. Anyone can do it. The first step is making a personal choice and finding your reason for quitting, because no matter how many medications or nicotine replacement therapies you try, you have to really want …

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