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November 2017

Be Tobacco Free

Don’t use tobacco in any form. If you are using tobacco, the VA can help you quit. Avoid secondhand smoke. If you are pregnant, both you and your baby will benefit when you quit using tobacco.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  • VA Tobacco & Health website
    Provides information on quitting, preventing, and treating smoking and tobacco use for Veterans, their families and health professionals.

VA Smoking Cessation Resources for Veterans

  • Quit VET is a national, toll-free smoking cessation quit line for Veterans who receive their health care in VA. Call 1-855-QUIT-VET for free counseling, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 10pm ET. Counseling is also available in Spanish.
  • SmokefreeVET, a text messaging program for Veterans to provide support and encouragement 24/7 during a quit attempt. You can sign up for the program in English by texting the word VET to 47848 from your mobile phone or by visiting the web site., For Spanish, text VETesp to 47848 or visit the web site.
  • Stay Quit Coach, a free Smartphone app to help support you during a quit attempt, available at the Apple app store.
  • Women and Tobacco: Health Effects and Quitting resources.
  • Manage Stress Workbook: an award-winning resource

Veterans Health Library

http://www.veteranshealthlibrary.org/
The Veterans Health Library (VHL) offers Veterans, their families and caregivers 24/7 Internet access to comprehensive, Veteran-focused health information that’s consistent with VA clinical practice. Its information, resources, and tools are engaging, “Veteran-friendly” and written in plain language. VHL helps Veterans understand and manage health problems, make informed health decisions, and actively partner with their health care teams. A sample of items within the VHL on Be Tobacco Free include:

 

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