It can be hard to quit tobacco, but help is available if you want it. Whether you’re on active duty or a Veteran, you can tap into these resources to help you kick the habit once and for all.
Stay quit [App]
Developed by the National Center for Telehealth & Technology, the Stay Quit Coach has information about quitting smoking, tools to help you cope with cravings, and motivational messages to support you through the process.
Use this quitSTART app from the National Cancer Institute to track your progress as a “quitter,” control cravings, and get helpful strategies to stay tobacco-free.
Smokefree.gov’s QuitGuide app helps you figure out why you smoke, identify smoking triggers, track cravings, and learn how to quit smoking.
Stay away from tobacco
The American Cancer Society explores the dangers of tobacco, why quitting is good for you, what you gain from quitting, and where to find support.
Whether you’re thinking about quitting or recently stopped using tobacco, learn how it impacts your health. In addition, smokefree.gov’s website offers tips, tools, and apps to help you avoid tobacco.
Smoking and tobacco use
Get the facts on tobacco use from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Find support, create a quit plan, and hear real stories from Military Service Members and Veterans in CDC’s Tips from Former Smokers® campaign.
SAMHSA publications: Tobacco
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services provides numerous publications and services to help with quitting tobacco. You can download publications or order pre-printed handouts.
Learn how smoking can increase your risk of stroke, heart disease, and other illnesses on the American Heart Association’s webpage. In addition, find tools and other resources to help you quit.
Smoking habits quiz
Take the American Cancer Society’s Smoking Habits Quiz to learn more about why you smoke. Get tips to develop a quit plan, control cravings, and seek counseling resources too.
→See also HPRC’s “Where do you serve?” section for your branch of service for additional policy and other branch-specific information.