Help to quit smoking for veterans

QuitLine Services for Veterans

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), provides a national, toll-free smoking cessation quitline (Quit VET) for veterans who need support to quit smoking.

Trained smoking cessation counselors work with veterans to develop a personalized quit plan and discuss strategies to prevent smoking relapses. Veterans can receive up to four follow-up telephone calls to help them stay quit. Quit VET counselors are knowledgeable about the VA health care system and encourage veterans to also see their VA health care provider for support in quitting smoking.

Quit VET is not meant to replace existing quitline services available through 1-800-QUIT-NOW. It is available only to veterans who receive their health care in the VA health care system. Quit VET services are available in both English and Spanish by calling 1-855-QUIT-VET (1-855-784-8838), Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET.

For more information, please visit http://www.publichealth.va.gov/smoking .

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