By JASON BONERJANCO The Washington Post – The U.S. military is reviewing how it manages hookah-smoke in Afghanistan.
The Pentagon said Friday it would soon release a plan to track the amount of smoke it releases in the country.
The new plan would provide for a standardized method to measure how much smoke is released in each region and for it to be shared with Afghan authorities, the Defense Department said in a statement.
In recent years, smoke has become a major issue as U.N. peacekeepers have struggled to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
and Afghanistan have battled the virus since 2001.
The Department of Defense has said the virus is spreading faster in Afghanistan than anywhere else in the world.
The department said it is seeking feedback from the Afghans and the U.K. about how to improve the health and safety of U.s. troops.