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A key feature of the SmokefreeVET program is the ability to get on demand messages by texting us one of the three keywords below (URGE, STRESS, or SMOKED). You can use these keywords at any time. And you don’t have to be signed up for the program to use them. If you are no longer interested in this option and do not wish to receive messages from us, just simply stop sending keyword texts.

Need some extra support to get you through the day?

Luckily, SmokefreeVET isn’t a one-way street! Send us a text whenever you need an extra boost. You can use these keywords anytime. The support you need is only a text message away!

Keywords When do I use this?


Having a strong urge to smoke & need a reminder of why you shouldn’t pick up that cig? Text URGE to: 47848


Having a rough day & need another way to cope besides smoking? We could all use a little boost sometimes. Text STRESS to: 47848


Slip up and smoke? That doesn't mean you have to start from the beginning! Get the extra encouragement to keep on going. Text SMOKED to: 47848


Want to stop receiving messages? No matter what your reason, you can opt out of our program whenever you want. Text STOP to: 47848. You can sign up again at any time by visiting our website!


If you're having feelings of distress, crisis, or of harming yourself or others, call the Veterans Crisis Line immediately. Get the contact information for the Veterans Crisis Line: text CRISIS to 47848

For more information on VA’s smoking and tobacco cessation programs, visit: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/smoking/.