The DoD supports the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout (GASO) Nov. 17 by encouraging military personnel, family members, retirees and everyone to walk away from tobacco for 24 hours. GASO is the American Cancer Society's nationally recognized day that rallies thousands of smokers to quit smoking for a day.
To help smokers walk away... and stay away from tobacco, www.ucanquit2.org features a range of tools to help increase the chances of quitting successfully. You can get started right away with Train2Quit, an interactive online program that will walk you through the steps. You can create your own quit plan. You can check out the free, confidential Live Chat service, there for you 24/7. If you are a TriCare beneficiary who is not eligible for Medicare, you can call a regional quitline, available 24/7, 365 days a year and speak to a trained tobacco quit coach.
For a diversion, you can play some fun games. So use GASO as your getaway into a world free of smoke and nicotine.
The Health and Wellness Center (HAWC Building 533) offers monthly tobacco cessation class series meeting monthly for one hour a week for four weeks. Up to 12 weeks of free tobacco cessation medication is available for DoD federal employees. For further information or to sign up call 777-1215.