Medical & Health

Veterans & Smoking: Ending the War on Veterans’ Health

The quality of life for US veterans decreases due to smoking. Smoking is endemic in the military, and the government spends about $1.6 billion annually on smoking related medical expenses.

In recent years, attention has been brought to the quality of life veterans experience after serving our country. Unemployment and mental health has held the spotlight in those discussions, but an important underlying issue lies in tobacco use.

Despite the strength and willpower many veterans develop through their service, they are still susceptible to succumbing to cigarette addiction. A habit that starts as a way to alleviate the psychological stresses of war may ultimately bring many veterans pain and suffering they do not deserve. American citizens have a duty to look after those who have served, and part of that is seeing to their health.   Read More on >>>


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The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research. With the generous support of the public, we are “Fighting for Air.” When you join the American Lung Association in the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, you help save lives today and keep America healthy tomorrow.


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