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September 5, 2013

Department of Defense to hold video competition

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The Department of Defense is asking service members to participate in a video competition to fight against tobacco use and change the social norms.

The competition, Fight the Enemy, is sponsored by the assistant secretary of defense for Health Affairs, and declares tobacco use as an enemy that degrades health, fitness, mission readiness and work productivity.

Fight the Enemy is open to service members, DoD civilians and Family members and runs through Oct. 15.

“By harnessing the creativity of the members of the DoD community, Fight the Enemy can extend the dialogue within DoD to help change the culture of tobacco use in the military,” said Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for Health Affairs. “Whether you submit a video or vote for your favorite videos online during the public voting period, this competition is an excellent way for service members, DoD civilians and Family members to help fight tobacco use in the military, and have fun doing so.”

Participants can submit their video entry at http://www.health.mil/fightthenemy or mail a DVD to:

Nicole Preston, MCCS-Semper Fit Health Promotion

RE: Fight the Enemy, Building #1253

Camp Pendleton, CA 92055

Winners will be announced Nov. 21 in conjunction with the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. The first prize winner’s video will be featured on the website. All winners will receive official recognition and thanks from DoD senior leaders, and all entrants will receive a gift of appreciation.

For a complete list of competition rules and further details, go to www.health.mil/fighttheenemy.

For more information on how tobacco use affects you and those in your environment, as well as ways to quit tobacco, visit www.ucanquit2.org/.




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