Can sailors smoke cigarettes when their submarines are submerged?
#110087. Asked by BRY2K. (Oct 23 09 5:33 PM)
Academy Report Recommends Ban On Submarine Smoking (American)|
07/28/09 -- It appears to be a recommendation that there be no smoking -- Not a rule:
"Recommendation: Tobacco use should be banned on military installations, and in all military aircraft, all surface vehicles, and all ships and submarines."
Cigarette smoking on a submarine is no trivial matter due to a submarine’s closed environment; recirculation of “scrubbed atmosphere”; smoke aerosol; 3,800 chemicals found in cigarettes; and harm to our submariners’ health.
A submarine’s central atmosphere monitoring system (CAMS) continuously samples the submarine’s atmosphere using infrared spectrometer to measure carbon monoxide and a mass spectrometer to measure oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, water vapor, and freon.
This is not the first time an Academy committee has recommended a ban on submarine smoking—clearly the trend is toward encouraging cessation and an eventual ban.
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