The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has two, different programs to help veterans lose weight and stop smoking. MOVE! is a weight loss program designed to keep veterans well-informed on measures they can take to stay healthy. The VA also offers anti-smoking initiatives, including: (1) individual counseling programs; (2) evidence-based programs that use documented information as a catalyst for change; (3) tobacco use screening during primary care visits to help veterans stay on track; and (4) health care providers who can write prescriptions for nicotine patches, gum and other nicotine replacement therapies. For more information, visit VA's MOVE! Webpage at www.move.va.gov and VA's Tobacco and Health webpage at www.publichealth.va.gov/smoking/index.asp.
For complete guides on veteran benefits, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.