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Re: Pentagon considering banning cigarette sales on ships and bases
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 05:25:56 PM »
yah...this was a long time coming.

At one time, once the ship was underway and past the 12 mile limit, smokes onboard went on sale for $3 a carton because no taxes were due.  When I was on Ike it seemed they used to onload as many cases of cartons of cigarettes as they did cases of eggs....on cruise it could get evil when the ship's store ran out of your brand.  They never seemed to run out of Kools or Marlboros though.......

Not my Navy any more anyway......

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Re: Pentagon considering banning cigarette sales on ships and bases
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 05:27:52 PM »
Of course, way back in the day, on my first cruise onboard USS Ranger, there was one guy in the Air Department who brought an entire seabag onboard filled with bricks of Mexican pot, and he kept the entire Department supplied for almost 6 months...

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Re: Pentagon considering banning cigarette sales on ships and bases
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2014, 05:30:57 PM »
I wonder how "true conservative" Hunter feels about American taxpayers, paying for tobacco related health costs? Military and otherwise?
area.

I remember how much time and attention went into smoking when I was in basic training.

Breaks. "smoke em if you got em"

Then "field strip" them and put the filters in your fatigue jacket pockets.

Then "police" the butts in the company area.

Then post a fire watch all night, to keep smoldering butts from catching the barracks on fire.

My father died young from smoking or drinking or both. Marine Corp combat veteran, too.
 

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