Project UNIFORM (Undoing Nicotine Influence From Our Respected Military) creates military-civilian partnerships to address tobacco use in military communities by providing culturally appropriate tobacco control information and trainings to existing military cessation programs on installations; collaborating with military support networks to promote cessation services; and educating tobacco control professionals on the culture and existing services within the Armed Forces of the United States.
Working with the Military
Project UNIFORM’s aim is to build collaborations between military and civilian tobacco control worlds to address tobacco use within military communities. Our ultimate goal is to increase access to existing cessation services as well as strengthen tobacco cessation services for the men and women who honorably serve our country. We do this in several ways by providing trainings to individuals and organizations serving active duty service members and Veterans; statewide opportunities to engage military communities (e.g., Veterans Day); educational materials and resources; paid media to promote tobacco cessation programs; and technical assistance to strengthen local program activities.
Trainings that can be customized to meet the unique needs of those creating military and public health collaborations.
An assortment of educational materials to strengthen local tobacco control work with military communities.
Free tobacco cessation quit kits, electronic media, and print resources for groups planning events in California.
Technical assistance and support for anyone seeking to address tobacco use and cessation in military communities.
Facebook ads for California military installations, and local organizations promoting tobacco cessation.
Resources to offer information and encourage military-civilian partnerships.
An assortment of fact sheets on military tobacco-related issues. Additionally, resources designed to assist public health professionals in providing tobacco cessation support to military community members.
A number of governmental organizations have released reports and data from surveys that highlight the problem of tobacco use in the military and/or general information about tobacco and nicotine products that impact use among service members.
A collection of webinar slides and Prezi presentations from previous Project UNIFORM trainings.
Project UNIFORM tracks tobacco-related policies and directives from the Department of Defense and each branch of the military.
Quit Tobacco Today
The California Smokers’ Helpline is a FREE toll-free service available to anyone in the State of California. In addition to providing FREE telephone counseling in 5 languages and TTY/TDD, the Helpline also offers services specific to those who use smokeless tobacco/chew/dip.
CA Smokers Helpline
Every counselor at the Helpline has received extensive training on tobacco cessation and military culture. For FREE services call: 1-800-NO-BUTTS or 1-800-844-CHEW (for smokeless tobacco) or visit their website,
The DoD (Department of Defense) has an interactive website for service members looking for more information about quitting tobacco: UCanQuit2. The website offers a live chat line with a tobacco cessation coach, a message board, information about medications, games and quizzes.
Department of Veteran Affairs
The VA (Department of Veteran Affairs) offers several resources including a quitline (1-855-QUIT-VET), in-person cessation counseling, and a mobile quit app for smart phones. These resources are generally available at no-cost to eligible veterans.