Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Our Smoking Veterans

Smoke 'em if you got 'em soldiers
Did you know thirty-three percent of American veterans currently smoke? It's understandable. I remember when I was in the military the government provided soldiers with free cigarettes included with their C-ration meals. Back then, they seemed to encourage smoking.

I would guess because the government was a former smoking enabler to their service men and women, that encouraging smoking cessation continues to be a top priority for the Veteran's Administration (VA).

As part of their commitment to service the people who served our country, the VA will provide smoking cessation services free of charge to all veterans. All it takes is a little effort and your willing desire to finally quit sucking on those coffin nails. So what are you waiting for? Get down there today.

The VA also conducts clinical studies on a variety of treatments purported to help smokers quit their addictive habit. Currently, they're conducting a study to evaluate whether or not auriculotherapy may be used as an effective alternative to the usual pharmacological interventions currently being offered. If you're a smoking veteran, and would like to see if you qualify for participation in a study to help yourself and other addicted veterans quit smoking, please email the contacts located in the study link that I've provided. Good luck to you!

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