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The Nation

The new commander of Ft. Dix has proposed the first base-wide ban on smoking at a U.S. military installation, the Army said. The sweeping proposal by Maj. Gen. James Wurman would prohibit smoking by the base’s 4,000 permanent military personnel and the training population of up to 12,000 soldiers. It would apply inside each of the sprawling base’s 1,500 buildings. The Army installation’s 3,500 civilian employees and visitors to the southern New Jersey base would also be prohibited from smoking inside the buildings.


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