Your military service may be worth more than you think. Most discharged Veterans have earned benefits! Your benefits could include:
- health care
- help with your education
- a loan for a new home
- a special Ohio Veterans Bonus if you served in the Persian Gulf War or after Oct. 7, 2001
- eligibility to live in an Ohio Veterans Home (for disabled wartime Veterans)
Get started right away. Contact the County Veterans Service Network at 1-877-OHIO VET (1-877-644-6838) or find your county on the map at http://dvs.ohio.gov.
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Learn more about smoking and heart disease at the Veterans Health Library.
VA can help you quit
Quit VET: VA’s telephone smoking quitline for Veterans
If you receive your care at the VA, help to quit smoking is just a phone call away. Quit VET is a toll-free smoking cessation quitline. Call 1-855-QUIT VET (1-855-784-8838), Monday – Friday, 8 am to 8 pm EST. The VA partners with the National Cancer Institute to provide this service.
Quit VET is staffed by trained counselors. They’ll help you make a personalized quit plan and discuss ideas to prevent smoking relapse, and offer follow-up support calls.
Counselors will discuss ways to prevent a smoking relapse and will make up to four follow-ip phone calls to help you through the process. This service is offered in English and Spanish. VH
1 month of SmokefreeVET, a test messaging program for Veterans
To sign-up for SmokefreeVET, just text VET to 47848 from your cell phone or visit www.smokefree-gov/VET. You’ll receive between one and five messages each day starting two weeks before your quit date. You may also text the word URGE, STRESS or SMOKED to 47848 at any time for extra support.