Navy Tells Sailors To Leave The E-Cigarette On Shore

Daily News Article - April 20, 2017


1. Where specifically has the Navy banned electronic cigarettes?

2. To whom does the prohibition apply?

3. For what reason have the Fleet commanders implemented the ban? Be specific.

4. a) When will the ban take effect?
b) How long will the ban last?
c) Where is the use of e-cigs permitted?

5. a) Navy leadership has been considering a ban on the use of e-cigarettes for at least eight months. What problems occurred between October 2015 and June 2016 that led to this decision? Be specific.
b) For what reason(s) do you think no dangerous incidents were recorded prior to October 2015?

6. Why did the DOT ban the use of e-cigarettes on commercial flights last year?

7. Do you support the fleet commanders decision to ban the use of e-cigs on Naval vessels? Explain your answer.