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    VA teamed with experts from 10 organizations to discuss the ties between tobacco use and mental health—including the ties with substance use disorders and PTSD.

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    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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