Active duty and veterans
Active duty military and vets, get started on
Whether it’s cigarettes, vaping or smokeless tobacco, march toward a physically and mentally healthier life.
Start your Quit Plan and Set Your Date now.
Whether it’s chewing tobacco, spitting tobacco, chew or snuff, smokeless tobacco IS addictive and harmful to your health.
According to the website SmokefreeVets, research shows that nicotine stays in the blood longer for smokeless tobacco users than smokers. Smokeless tobacco has high levels of cancer-causing chemicals and other substances. People who use smokeless tobacco have a high risk of mouth and throat cancer, more dental problems than smokers or non-smokers, and white patches in the mouth or throat that can turn into cancer.
- Pick a Quit Date: Give yourself a few weeks to prepare.
- Understand withdrawal: Know that symptoms, like sleepiness, crankiness, anxiety and others, are temporary.
- Manage your triggers and cravings: Knowing what triggers your cravings can help you to avoid them. Find alternative activities, like working out, talking to a friend or loved one, or call the QuitLine 915-534-QUIT.
- Use Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). NRT is a safe and effective way to quit. NRT has been shown to double tobacco users’ chances of quitting for good and comes in several different forms: chewing gum, lozenge and patch. Using a combination of NRTs will help you get through those cravings and #CrushinIt.Talk to a doctor about using NRT if you have severe medical conditions or are pregnant. Follow directions on NRT packaging and use as directed.