Thursday, Nov 21, 2019

Tobacco Use Cessation Treatment
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM (CST)
Location: Hines, Building 200, 10th Floor, Room 1092A
Teaches you skills to manage urges to use tobacco and helps you “unlearn” the habit of tobacco use. Learn tobacco-free ways of coping with stressful issues.
Also available at all CBOCs (outpatient community clinics) at various times and days. Contact for more information.
Contact: Joseph Morales, LCSW 708-202-8387 ext. 22822
Great American Smokeout
Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Hines Hospital, 3 Locations: Building 228 Lobby, Building 200 Lobby, Outpatient Pharmacy
Hines VA Hospital is hosting 3 education tables for Veterans and staff to help you quit smoking for good. Learn more about:
  • Programs offered at Hines
  • Nicotine replacement therapy (patch, gum, etc.)
  • Additional support and information
Not able to make it? Check out these resources:
  • Quit VET: Veterans can call 1-855-QUIT-VET (1-855-784-8838) to receive tobacco cessation counseling and get help building a quit plan. Quitline counselors are available between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday, to work with Veterans to prepare for potential challenges and avoid relapse. These trained tobacco cessation counselors offer continued support through follow-up calls and counseling.
  • SmokefreeVET: Veterans who smoke can receive text messages of daily support and encouragement. Veterans can text VET to 47848 or visit to get started. They can also reach out when they are tempted to use tobacco or feel stressed about quitting by texting keywords such as URGE, STRESS, SMOKED, or CRISIS to 47848.