FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

THE OKLAHOMA TOBACCO HELPLINE OFFERS NEW SERVICES

OKLAHOMA CITY – September 8, 2015  The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, funded by the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, has launched a new suite of services, providing more tools and enhanced resources to help Oklahomans quit tobacco. In addition to phone and web coaching, and patches, gum and lozenges for registered participants, the Helpline has added free text and email support. These innovative tools provide comprehensive, customizable options for Oklahomans who are considering quitting tobacco.

“No matter where you are in the process of quitting, the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline has a variety of services to fit your unique needs,” said Paola Klein, MHR, CTTS, Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline Coordinator for the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center. “Whichever way you choose to quit, the Helpline lets tobacco users approach quitting their own way. It delivers genuine support from specially trained Quit Coaches, all without judgment or lectures.”

The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline has a long history of providing state-of-the-art tobacco cessation services that have already helped thousands of Oklahomans successfully quit tobacco. In an effort to engage people in the way that best suits their needs, the Helpline is now offering a menu of services which encourages participants to select items “a la carte” or select a comprehensive or “bundled” program.

NEW OKLAHOMA TOBACCO HELPLINE SERVICES

Ready to quit? Thinking about quitting? No matter where you are in the process, the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline can help. Which option can help you quit your way?

ALL ACCESS

Our most comprehensive package includes:

  • Coaching calls
  • Web coaching
  • Supportive text messages
  • Helpful emails
  • A Quit Guide and other materials
  • At least a two-week supply of free patches, gum or lozenges

WEB COACH

In this private online community, you can access helpful digital tools, develop your own Quit Plan and track your progress: You’ll receive:

  • Web coaching
  • Helpful emails
  • Supportive text messages
  • A Quit Guide
  • A free Starter Kit with a two-week supply of free patches, gum or lozenges

INDIVIDUAL SERVICES

This customized program is designed to fits your needs. Select some or all of the following services:

  • Supportive text messages
  • Helpful emails
  • A Quit Guide
  • A free Starter Kit with a two-week supply of free patches, gum or lozenges

To learn more about free services from the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, call 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669) or visit OKhelpline.com.Connect with the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline through social media by liking the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline on Facebook or following @OKhelpline on Twitter.

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The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline is a free service for Oklahomans wanting to quit tobacco. 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, Oklahoma Employees Group Insurance Division and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline has served more than 275,000 Oklahomans since 2003 and was ranked the top quitline for reaching tobacco users seeking treatment in FY2013 by the North American Quitline Consortium.

The Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) serves as a partner and bridge builder for organizations working towards 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, by cultivating innovative and life-changing research, and by 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.tset.ok.gov.

For more information, contact:
Elyse Maxwell
elysem@tset.ok.gov
(405) 568-8568