Navy Bans Smoking in Submarines

Which may make rough sailing for the 35-40% of sailors who smoke
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2010 7:17 AM CDT
Navy Bans Smoking in Submarines
A sailor has a relaxing smoke in a submarine in this file photo from the 1950s.   (Getty Images)

If you’re dying for a smoke at 600 feet, the Navy has a message for you: Wear a patch. As of December 31, the US Navy won’t allow any smoking below decks on a submarine, a policy that probably won’t float with the 35-40% of submarine sailors who smoke. But the Navy’s doing this for the non-smokers, one officer tells CNN. “It is unfair for them to be exposed to the unhealthy side effects of second-hand smoke.” (Read more smoking stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.