MCCS 29 Palms

A Note About Tobacco Pricing

A Note About Tobacco Pricing

Effective March 30, 2017

The Department of Defense (DoD) signed a memorandum that requires that “With respect to the pricing of tobacco products, pending revision of Department of Defense Instruction 1330.09, Armed Services Exchange Policy, December 7, 2005, prices in the United States (including territories and possessions) shall match the prevailing local price in the community, including the effect of all applicable taxes that the local consumers pay when purchasing tobacco. Outside the United States, prices shall fall within the range of prevailing prices for that same product established in outlets of the defense retail systems inside the United States".