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TFL Education for Individuals

Last Updated: June 05, 2019
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Get motivated to quit tobacco use and live tobacco-free

TRICARE Tobacco Cessation Services  External Link

TRICARE provides services, drugs and support to help you quit tobacco. You don’t need to be diagnosed with a tobacco-related illness to use tobacco cessation benefits.

TRICARE UCANQUIT2 Department of Defense Tobacco Cessation Web-based Support External Link
  • Find Local Support
  • Resources to Quit
  • 24/7 Online Chat
  • Quit Tobacco Campaign Materials (customized by service)

(provided by Quit Tobacco - Make Everyone Proud, TRICARE Management Activity)

Is Quitting Smoking on YOUR Calendar? (CDC) External Link   Are YOU one of the nearly 7 out of 10 current U.S. smokers who want to quit, why not get started today? Tobacco use can lead to tobacco/nicotine dependence and serious health problems.  Smoking is still the number one cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. Quitting now can cut your risk for diseases caused by smoking and leave you feeling stronger and healthier.

Making sure your motivation remains Army strong could be the tipping point in becoming tobacco-free.  Motivation is a powerful engine that can ignite the drive to succeed. To increase motivation, set a goal, write it down, and commit to it publicly. Find inspiration from others who have quit tobacco. Visualize yourself living a tobacco-free, healthy lifestyle. Take concrete actions, starting with a quit plan External Link to map out a strategy for success.

You'll find out your particular triggers and discover tips to deal with them, as well as common issues, such as putting on pounds as your body mistakes nicotine cravings as food cravings.

Your installation health staff may offer free instruction on how to begin the quitting process through cessation classes and can assist with medications to help combat nicotine cravings. To supplement those resources, visit TRICARE Tobacco Cessation External Link for 24/7 access to interactive tools, information, and support, including a comprehensive online tobacco cessation training program, personalized quit plans, and live chat support from those who have quit or are in the process of quitting.

Tricare Offers Prescription Coverage to Help Kick Tobacco
Tobacco cessation medications are now covered through the TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery program. The medications are available to beneficiaries with a prescription who are 18 years or older, but not eligible for Medicare. More information on using home delivery External Link.

OPM.GOV QUIT TOBACCO  External Link There has never been a better time to quit tobacco. All FEHB plans offer 100% coverage to help you quit once and for all.

Smoking and Tobacco Use (CDC) External Link

How To Quit (CDC) External LinkSmoking causes immediate damage to your body. If you're one of the nearly 7 out of 10 current U.S. smokers who want to quit, learn how NOW!

American Cancer Society: Guide to Quitting Smoking External Link Comprehensive information on the negative impact of smoking, why quitting is recommended, and methods of quitting.


Mouth Healthy External Link (American Dental Association) Education and video clips providing information on tobacco risks, dangers of smokeless tobacco, and lifestyles and your oral health.

Smokeless Tobacco External Link (National Cancer Institute) Smokeless tobacco is tobacco that is not burned. It is also known as chewing tobacco, oral tobacco, spit or spitting tobacco, dip, chew, and snuff.  Smokeless tobacco is not a safe substitute for cigarettes.

Vital Signs External Link(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) A monthly CDC publication to communicate vital health information on select topics.

Withdrawal Symptoms and Triggers External Link (National Cancer Institute) Quitting is the only way that smokers can substantially reduce their risk of disease. Staying busy and avoiding what tempts you to smoke will help you manage withdrawal symptoms and avoid your triggers to smoke.