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Is a co-payment required for outpatient smoking cessation counseling?

A co-payment is no longer required for outpatient smoking cessation counseling for veterans under VA care. Counseling for smoking cessation had been underutilized in the VA and other health care systems so the co-payment was eliminated in 2005 to increase access to care for Veterans who want to quit using tobacco.

If you want to quit smoking, you can attend counseling -- group or individual sessions -- with a primary care physician. 

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