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.
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.