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The Wisconsin Idea in Action

Operation Quit Tobacco

Operation Quit Tobacco provides free medication and coaching to military personnel on how to quit. Operation Quit Tobacco is available to all military personnel, including those on active duty as well as Wisconsin National Guard members, reservists and all Wisconsin veterans. Military personnel who call the Quit Line receive two-week starter kits of nicotine patches or nicotine gum. Participants also receive coaching from the Quit Line, which will help them develop an individualized quit plan. Quit Line coaches proactively call at times agreed upon by the participant and offer quit strategies, including setting a quit date and preparing for it.

Outcomes

More than 500 Wisconsin troops and veterans have enrolled in Operation Quit Tobacco.

Focus Areas

Project Leader

Michael Fiore
Director

Department/Unit
Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention
School or College
School of Medicine and Public Health

This project was last updated on May 22, 2019. Do you have an update for this project? Find out how to contribute.