Do You Smoke or Use Tobacco?
Tobacco Cessation Program Helps Veterans Quit Smoking
Quitting smoking, dipping and chewing, is certainly easier said than done.
Eight out of 10 users say they want to quit if only they could find a way. They feel they owe it to themselves and to the ones they love. Believe it or not, we know you can do it if you have a firm commitment and are willing to try changing some of your habits. You don't have to be 100% sure you will succeed. It's not unusual for people to question whether or not they can do it. But it's also not unusual for people who complete the four-week tobacco cessation program at VA North Texas to say they are surprised at how well the program worked for them and how easy it was.
The program considers that it can take more than willpower alone. When fighting tobacco use, it's important to look at the addiction, habit and emotional dependence. In VA's program which includes motivational interviewing along with positive approaches to behavior change and coaching, your tobacco use behavior changes as well as other behaviors and situations associated with using tobacco.
Don't give up on quitting! No matter how long you've smoked or how many times you've tried to quit, you can be smoke-free. Contact the Tobacco Cessation Coordinator at 1-800-469-8262 ext: 2554
For more information, visit http://www.publichealth.va.gov/smoking/.