Can I Join If I Smoke Cigarettes & How to Prepare for BCT: Basic Training Q&A

PFC Michael Dibella gives advice on preparing for Basic Combat Training.

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Private First Class Michael Dibella from Richmond, Virginia I'm answering a question from Ryan from Brookfield, Wisconsin. The question is; "How hard is basic and if you smoke cigarettes can you still join?"

First off basic training is easy or as hard as you make it. If you prepare for it before you come such as learning the Army Values, the leadership traits, the Army song, the Army rank structure, preparing for physically, working on exercising regularly, working on your push-ups, sit-ups and your running. You should have no problem when you get to basic.