Effective Jan 1, 2016, the Department of the Navy enacted a policy that complies with the new Hawaii state law that raises the minimum age to purchase, possess, or consume a tobacco product from 18 to 21 years of age. Hawaii State laws, civil and criminal, apply on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), and other Department of the Navy-owned or controlled property in Hawaii. The Hawaii state law does not apply to personnel or transactions while aboard U.S. Naval vessels due to federal jurisdiction laws. Tobacco cessation is a priority of the Department of the Navy. Find tobacco cessation resources at the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center website.
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