Staying Tobacco Free: 3 Tips from Former Smokers

Whether you’ve tried quitting once or a thousand times, staying tobacco free can be hard, but don’t give up. Check out these tips from former smokers. In your journey to being tobacco free, it’s important to know you’re not alone. 1. Find People Who Inspire You Many smokers have discovered something amazing — quitting is

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5 Ways to Conquer Triggers During Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 through October 15, individuals across Oklahoma will celebrate another fun and eventful National Hispanic Heritage Month. While the month is sure to be filled with delicious food, social gatherings and exciting events, you may also run into several triggers to use tobacco. Avoiding triggers altogether could be difficult. So it’s important to

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Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline Sees a Double-Digit Increase in Registrants Following Price Increase

OKLAHOMA CITY (August 6, 2018) – The July 1 cigarette and little cigar price increase has encouraged Oklahomans to quit, and thousands are reaching out to the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET), for free services to help quit tobacco. According to preliminary data, the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline has

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Trying to quit tobacco and need support? You’re not alone.

Forty percent of smokers who quit said that support from others played a significant role in their success. Good news – support is exactly what the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline provides. The Helpline offers plenty of one-on-one encouragement for tobacco users. It connects Oklahomans with a supportive community of advocates, quit coaches and people who have

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THE ROAD TO VICTORY: FIGHTING STRESS WITH HEALTHY HABITS

Quitting tobacco is one of the greatest decisions you can make — a huge first step on the road to a healthier life. Along the way, however, you’ll be faced with cravings, stress and other unhealthy distractions that will try to sidetrack you. When quitting tobacco, learning how to reduce stress is key to staying

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THE OKLAHOMA TOBACCO HELPLINE ENCOURAGES TOBACCO USERS TO TAKE THE GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT CHALLENGE

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 15, 2016) – Tobacco users are encouraged to participate in the Great American Smokeout (GASO) challenge on Nov. 17, and experience the benefits of a tobacco-free lifestyle, if only for a day. GASO is an annual event that supports a day-long cessation effort, which can be the first step toward a healthier

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OSDH Partners to Support Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has partnered with the Oklahoma Center for Poison and Drug Information to support a new law that will decrease the risk of children gaining access to liquid nicotine. The Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act now requires the Consumer Product Safety Commission to hold liquid nicotine packaging to the

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NEW HELPLINE SERVICES SUPPORT OKLAHOMANS PREPARING FOR A TOBACCO-FREE NEW YEAR

OKLAHOMA CITY – December 29, 2015 – 2016 is a leap year, giving tobacco users an extra day to think about quitting tobacco. The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline — a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) — encourages tobacco users to use this time to explore the new FREE services the Helpline has to

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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

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THIS FATHER’S DAY, QUIT TOBACCO WITH FREE QUIT COACHING

OKLAHOMA CITY – June 19, 2015 — This Father’s Day, the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline is encouraging fathers who use tobacco to make the healthy decision to quit. Fathers play a significant role in influencing the attitudes and behaviors of their children. From the decisions they make to the habits they practice, their behaviors can have a lasting

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