Veterans' Quit Resources


Respiratory Health Association encourages steps to address the burden of tobacco use among active-duty military personnel and veterans, as this group exhibits higher rates of lung cancer cases and deaths, largely due to tobacco use.

If you're ready to quit smoking, there are free resources to help you:  
  • The Illinois Tobacco Quitline's cessation counselors customize a quit smoking program for you, provide quit kits and information, and follow-up with you during the quit-smoking process. Call 1-866-QUIT YES (784-8937) to get started today. 
  • Courage to Quit classes include information, practice skills and support to help you reach your smoke-free goals. Free local group and individual classes are ongoing. Find one today at

Downloadable PDFs:
Tobacco Use and Veterans
Resources for Addressing Tobacco Use with Veterans
10 tips to help you quit smoking for good. These tips are also available in Spanish.


For more information, contact Emily Zadikoff:
Email Emily
(312) 229-6186