Student Veterans and Tobacco Cessation

CYAN’s Military Program, Project UNIFORM, developed this webinar series, Opportunities to Provide Tobacco Cessation Services to Student Veterans.  The series is designed for college health professionals interested in providing tobacco cessation services to Student Veterans.

About the Training


The webinar series is intended for individuals who may be providing tobacco cessation services to Student Veterans on college campuses.  This includes but is not limited to student health center staff, nurses, mental health counselors, and peer health educators.


This training is offered online, in a self-paced series of three webinars.  A brief, pre-record introduction to the series provides an overview of the webinar series.  The first session on Military Basics is offered as PowerPoint slides and is designed to provide background information on military communities. Sessions two and three are pre-recorded webinars varying in length from approximately 30 minutes to 45 minutes.


  • Understand the problem of tobacco use in the military;
  • Identify opportunities for strengthening tobacco cessation services for individuals who have served in the Armed Forces;
  • Describe tobacco cessation best practices.


At the conclusion of the webinar series, participants are asked to complete a brief evaluation form.  A certificate of participation will be sent to individuals who view each session and complete the evaluation.


CYAN would like to thank the funders of this project, the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC), a national program office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  For more information about SCLC, please visit



This brief series overview provides an introduction to the webinar series and what participants will learn after reviewing all three sessions.

Webinar Recording (4 minutes)

Session One: Military Basics

This session provides information that is important to be familiar with when working with Student Veterans.  The presentation slides include an overview on the branches of service, demographics of those who currently serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and a look at Student Veteran characteristics and demographics.

PowerPoint Slides

Session Two: Military Tobacco Use and Opportunities to Provide Tobacco Cessation to Student Veterans

The second session of this webinar series reveals the problem of tobacco use in the military.  This presentation discusses challenges college student health centers may have in providing tobacco cessation services to Student Veterans and highlights opportunities to  offer quit services to Veterans on campus.

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Slides

Session Three: Recommended Strategies for Providing Tobacco Cessation Services to Student Veterans

The final webinar of this series offers an introduction to tobacco cessation, addiction, and best practices in tobacco treatment.  Recommendation cessation strategies include brief interventions, intensive interventions, and how to provide support to a variety of patients. The series concludes with a discussion on special considerations when working with Student Veterans.

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Slides


Thank you for participating in this training.  CYAN would like to learn which sessions you participated in as well as receive your feedback on any additional questions/comments you may have on the content delivered in each webinar.  Please take a moment to complete the online evaluation.

If you’re interested in receiving a Certificate of Participation, please include your contact information at the end of the evaluation form.  Certificates will be emailed unless otherwise requested.


Military Tobacco Use

Surveys and Reports

Department of Defense Survey of Health Related Behaviors Among Active Duty Military Personnel

Institute of Medicine Report: Combating Tobacco Use in Military and Veteran Populations

Fact Sheets

Five Percent Fact Sheet

Military Tobacco Use Fact Sheet

Cessation Resources

Veteran Quit Resources

Additional Support

For more information on addressing tobacco use in the military communities, please visit or contact us at (916) 339-3424 x26 or