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Senators Push for Navy Ban on Tobacco Sales (Navy Times)

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Five Democratic senators have written to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus encouraging him to adopt a ban on the sale of tobacco products on bases and ships. While the authorized tobacco sales bring a profit of$90 million, the lawmakers estimate that health costs and lost productivity costs from tobacco use about 21 times greater than annual sales. More can be read about this topic in the article from Navy Times.