• Great American Smokeout: Clear the air for what matters

    For the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 17, Veterans are invited to explore VA resources that can help them stop smoking, clear the air and improve their health and mood.

  • Don’t quit trying. Try quitting with VA – and staying smoke-free

    The Great American Smokeout is Nov. 18. VA encourages Veterans to learn about its many resources to help them quit smoking.

  • Your last cigarette: The Great American Smokeout!

    As part of the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 19, Veterans are encouraged to explore VA’s tobacco cessation resources, including medications and counseling. Here are links to valuable services.

  • Live Whole Health: Self-care episode #41 – Breathing for stress relief

    Breath--something we do 20,000 times a day--is one of the body’s most important functions, and one that we can notice in every moment. 

  • VA’s Tobacco and Health program urges Veterans to quit smoking on the Great American Smokeout

    Quitting smoking improves the health of your entire body. It not only lowers your risk for cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus and bladder, but also sharpens your vision, increases the effectiveness of some medications and may help in alleviating chronic pain.

  • World No Tobacco Day: Better Starts Today

    For this year's World No Tobacco Day, VA's Better Starts Today campaign highlights some of the mental, emotional and physical benefits of tobacco cessation.

  • 77-year-old Veteran who smoked for 55 years quits

    A smoker for 55 years, John Crawford didn’t start feeling the effects of the habit until age 77-- about six months ago. With an increase in shortness of breath and a nagging cough, Crawford remembered his primary care physician telling him about a smoking cessation class at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, S.C.

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