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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Susan Davis
"Hard decisions will need to be made," she said, warning that escalating benefit costs will force costly trade-offs, including reducing the number of active-duty members and the money used to prepare the force.
"I think we need to look at smoking cessation programs, we need to look at what's out there now, and try and improve on those," she said. "This is not telling people that they can't use tobacco, clearly people can go across the street almost wherever they are and purchase that. But we are sending a kind of double message, I think, by not saying that we recognize tobacco can cause damage, not only to a sailor, but also to their family, second hand smoke we know is a concern."