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Drugs to kick smoking now free by mail except for elderly

Smoking cessation drugs now are available at no charge through the Tricare Mail Order Program for service members, military family members and retirees under age 65 who want to kick this unhealthy habit.   The free cessation drugs finally are available almost five years after Congress ordered them. The free medicines are part of a… Read the full article >

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Toward tobacco-free troops

The Pentagon recently announced a force reduction of 80,000 troops. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the new military will need to be “smaller, leaner, but agile and flexible.” But how do we achieve an agile and flexible force when 30 percent of the force may be off-duty for several days because of illness related to… Read the full article >

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