Smoking Among Veterans – Why Is It So Prevalent?

Numerous studies have shown that the prevalence of cigarette smoking is significantly higher among people in military service than in civilians. According to the Institute of Medicine their┬áCombating Tobacco in Military and Veteran Populations report, male veterans (age 25-64) are more likely to become avid smokers than non-veterans. Other research estimates the prevalence of smoking to be up to 40% higher in veterans than in civilians. There is a certain number of theories why smoking among veterans is common: Data indicates that most veterans started to smoke during their military service. As we all know, cigarettes are addictive, so the … Continue reading Smoking Among Veterans – Why Is It So Prevalent?