Quitting is hard. But there are lots of resources to help you quit for good. Check out these resources from VA, Smokefree, and the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
It’s a tough transition to go from being deployed to being back at home. It’s also tough to go from being someone who smokes to quitting for good.
VA, Smokefree, and NCI are trusted sources for information about tobacco and how to quit smoking.
Take advantage of these resources designed for military veterans.
- Quit VET Quitline: Call 1-855-QUIT-VET (1-855-784-8838) to speak with a Quit VET counselor and get help to make a quit plan. You can get personalized counseling and learn how to prevent relapse. Counselors can also call you to follow up and help you stay quit. Available in English and Spanish.
- SmokefreeVET Text Message Program: Sign up for text messages that offer 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help you quit smoking and stay quit. Available in English and Spanish.
- Stay Quit Coach App: Download this app to get tailored support and resources to quit smoking and stay quit. Available for Android and iPhones.
- SmokefreeVET Facebook: Join this group of veterans who are quitting and staying smokefree.
- VA Tobacco and Health Website: Learn more about tobacco and how it affects your health.
- Smokefree.gov Website: Get tips and support to help you quit.
- NCI LiveHelp: Talk with a specialist who can answer your questions about cancer, clinical trials, and quitting smoking.