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Don't Chew On This: Help for Quitting Smokeless Tobacco
The Great American Spit Out took place on February 23, but its message continues to resonate year round. Now is an excellent time to quit using smokeless tobacco
A 2014 survey of adults in the U.S. showed that 3.4% of U.S. adults used smokeless tobacco. Users were overwhelmingly male. The states with the highest rates of use were Wyoming, West Virginia, Montana, and Mississippi. By region, the South and Midwest had the highest smokeless tobacco use rates.
To help Veterans to quit using smokeless tobacco, VA has created new resources, which you can find listed below. It is important to remember that sometimes multiple attempts are required to completely quit smokeless tobacco use. And that's okay.