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Use of tobacco carries different health risks for different people. Women who use tobacco, for example, face an 18 times greater risk of dying from lung cancer, compared with women who don’t smoke.

There are also unique considerations for HIV patients, for people with mental health conditions, and for people who drink alcohol or misuse drugs. Learn more in the fact sheets below:

Download these workbooks and guides to help you on your journey to quitting.

(If these resources are used in work and training settings, please credit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration.)

Do you have questions about your cessation medication? VA has created patient medication guides to ensure that you understand the medications you’re using.

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