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Smoking Quitline

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Tobacco quitlines can double your chance of quitting compared to getting no support at all. You are even more likely to be successful when you use a quitline and take smoking cessation medication.

Any Veteran receiving health care through VA is eligible to use the Quit VET quitline.

Call 1-855-QUIT-VET (1-855-784-8838) to speak with a tobacco cessation counselor Monday-Friday. The quitline is closed on Federal holidays. Counseling is available in English and Spanish.

Not receiving VA health care? Find out if you're eligible.

What to expect when you call

Speak with a Quit VET counselor and get:

  • Help developing a quit plan
  • Individualized counseling
  • Strategies to prevent relapse
  • Follow-up calls to help you stay quit

Your counselor may ask you specific questions about your tobacco use, quitting history, and motivations to quit in order to help create a quit plan that works for you. Quitline counselors can also provide you with four follow-up calls to help you stay quit.

Any information you provide to the counselor during the call is kept private. It will not be shared with your VA health care provider or entered in your VA electronic medical record.

Your first call to 1-855-QUIT-VET will last about 15 to 30 minutes.

Counselors are unable to provide smoking cessation medications to callers. Talk to your VA health care provider about using medication, and let them know that you are using the Quit VET quitline.

Quit VET is a collaboration between VA and the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Learn from other Veterans

"I feel great. I couldn't have done this without you guys. You have been such a support to me. Thank you for helping me through this."
- Veteran tobacco user, 1 1/2 weeks tobacco free

"I saw your number on the reader board, and it dawned on me that quitting is something I need to take care of. So I took down the number to call you."
- Veteran tobacco user, 1 1/2 weeks tobacco free