“More Oklahomans are quitting tobacco than ever before as businesses, schools and faith and community organizations adopt smokefree and tobacco-free policies, and provide support to Oklahomans who desire to quit smoking or using tobacco products,” said TSET Executive Director Tracey Strader. “Whether you call the Helpline, talk with your doctor or quit on your own, there’s never been a better time to quit.”
More than 38,000 people contacted the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline in fiscal year 2012, including 1,083 residents of Cleveland County. The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline can be reached by telephone at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or at 1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569) for Spanish-speaking callers, or by visiting OKhelpline.com. The Helpline offers free quit coaching and free patches, gum or lozenges.
Activities that help individuals quit tobacco products and support the adoption of clean indoor air and tobacco-free property policies and ordinances will continue beyond the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 21.
To learn more about the effects of tobacco use and ways to quit, visit OKhelpline.com or StopsWithMe.com. To find out what’s happening locally with tobacco control, contact Heather Sebero at 405-912-3584 or email@example.com.
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