Need help keeping your New Year’s resolution to live tobacco free? The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET), provides FREE resources to Oklahomans who are thinking about quitting tobacco or currently quitting tobacco. Resources are also available to former tobacco users wanting to stay tobacco free and those who want to support loved ones, patients or employees.
“Take the opportunity this New Year to improve your health and quit tobacco for good,” said Melissa Cunningham, Delaware County TSET Healthy Living Program Coordinator. “Whether you’re ready to quit right away, or you’re thinking about quitting, the Helpline’s free resources and Quit Coaches can help you create a personalized plan that works for you.”
The Helpline’s free customizable services include coaching over the phone or on the web, as well as text and email support, and free patches, gum and lozenges. These tools provide flexibility for Oklahomans searching for a way to quit that fits their lifestyle.
Those seeking to quit tobacco can also talk to their health care providers about receiving additional cessation benefits like nicotine replacement therapy or prescription medication.
For Oklahomans who are not quite ready to quit, the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline can provide information and resources to help prepare for a successful quit attempt.
“This is a life-changing event, and when you quit, you’re making one of the biggest decisions of your life,” said Debra Anderson, a Helpline user from McAlester.
“The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline is an invaluable resource for all Oklahomans, no matter where they are in their quit journey,” said Paola Klein, Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline coordinator. “This New Year, consider calling the Helpline and giving yourself and your loved ones the gift of a healthier life.”
Call 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669) or visit OKhelpline.com to explore all the free services and resources available to Oklahomans. Connect with the Helpline through social media by liking the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline on Facebook or following @OKhelpline on Twitter and Instagram.
About the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline
The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline is a free service for Oklahomans wanting to help themselves, loved ones, patients or employees live tobacco free. Funding is primarily provided by the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET), in partnership with the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma Health Care Authority, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline has served nearly 400,000 Oklahomans since 2003 and has been ranked among the top quitlines for reaching tobacco users seeking treatment for the last ten years by the North American Quitline Consortium.
The Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) serves as a partner and bridge builder for organizations shaping a healthier future for all Oklahomans. TSET provides leadership at the intersections of health by working with local coalitions and initiatives across the state, cultivating innovative and life-changing research, and working across public and private sectors to develop, support, implement and evaluate creative strategies to take advantage of emerging opportunities to improve the public’s health. TSET – Better Lives Through Better Health. To learn more go to: www.ok.gov/tset.