Military Service Members & Veterans

Becoming smoke and tobacco-free is hard but you can do it. The Maine QuitLink has free tools to help you start your tobacco-free journey.

Active-duty service members and veterans are more likely to use tobacco products than civilians. Many individuals started smoking after entering military services. Smoking harms nearly every organ in your body and negatively impacts your overall health and well-being. If you have other health issues, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, or substance use disorder, it can affect you even more.

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When you quit smoking, vaping, or using other tobacco products, you will notice a positive difference in your physical, mental, and emotional health. As you plan your journey to being tobacco-free, it is important to have a quit plan and consider your resources, including medications, to help you succeed. The Maine QuitLink can provide free help creating a personalized quit plan and tips to control your cravings so that you can quit smoking and vaping for good.

Resources

QUIT YOUR WAY

No matter what your quit journey looks like, we have the tools to support you. Choose the option that’s right for you.

PHONE COACHING

A Quit Coach is just a phone call away. Free 1-on-1 coaching with a Quit Coach who will work with you to create a customized Quit Plan. People who call are 2X as likely to quit and using free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) triples your chances.

  • 8 weeks of FREE gum, patches or lozenges for eligible residents
  • Talk to a certified Quit Coach for support
  • Unlimited calls for support
  • Free access to text, email and web services

WEB COACHING

Website support with digital tools you need to help you with your quit journey. Get quitting information, create a customized quit plan, join an online community, and track your progress.

  • FREE 2-week starter kit of gum or patches
  • Chat with an Online Quit Coach
  • Free access to text, email and web services
  • Participate in an online community of tobacco users also quitting
  • Available 24/7

INDIVIDUAL SERVICES

Individual services are designed to give you the flexibility to pick and choose the tools you want to use at any time through an online dashboard. Build your plan by adding or removing the tools that work best for you when you need them.

  • FREE 2-week starter kit of gum or patches
  • Educational materials
  • Text messaging
  • Email
  • Dashboard Accessible 24/7