A: You can use Helpline services twice in a 12-month period.
Q: How Old Do You Have To Be To Use The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline?
A: To be eligible for the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, participants must be at least 13 years of age. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), such as patches, gum or lozenges, is only available to individuals 18 years and older.
A new partnership with My Life, My Quit™ offers quitting support for teens, 13 – 17, along with TEXT, phone and online support to quit tobacco.
A: If you decide to utilize coaching calls, you and your Quit Coach will schedule calls to make your quit plan work. Calls can be weekly and other times every other week. The calls are spaced out to meet the needs of your quit plan.
Q: Do you provide support for smokeless tobacco users?
A: Yes. We help people quit all forms of tobacco, including dip and chew. Want to learn how to quit dipping? Visit our Smokeless Tobacco page to get started.
Q: Do you offer support for vaping?
A: Absolutely. You can use our services twice in a 12-month period. Give us a call at 1-800-QUIT NOW or visit OKhelpline.com to learn about our free services.
Q: How long will it take my patches, gum or lozenges to arrive?
A: NRT can take 10-14 business days to arrive by mail.
Q: Do patches, gum or lozenges arrive separately from my Quit Guide?
A: Yes, NRT typically arrives separately.
Q: How many weeks of NRT can I receive from the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline?
A: The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline offers at least a two-week supply of FREE nicotine patches, gum or lozenges to eligible registered participants.
Q: What is the success rate of using patches, gum or lozenges?
A: Nicotine replacement therapy products are safe, FDA-approved methods to help break the cycle of addiction. Studies have shown that used alone, NRT increases your chances for success by up to 70%. When combined with Helpline services and support, your chances of success increase even more.
Q: How do nicotine patches work?
A: Nicotine patches deliver small doses of nicotine over a 24-hour period without the toxic chemicals found in tobacco products. They minimize withdrawal symptoms immediately after quitting.
Q: How old do you have to be to receive patches, gum or lozenges from the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline?
A: You must be 18 or older to qualify for NRT through the Helpline.
Q: What is the best way to quit smoking?
A: Everyone’s journey is unique. When you combine NRT with Quit Coaching through the Helpline, you triple your odds of success. Outside support helps too. Learn how support from the people around you increases your chances of success.
Q: Can I quit cold turkey?
A: Quitting cold turkey is possible. The success rate of those quitting cold turkey is 5% versus more than 30% among those enrolled in the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline’s call programs.
Q: How long does it take for nicotine withdrawals to go away?
A: Nicotine withdrawals usually peak within the first three days of quitting and can last up to two weeks. Get tips for handling cravings to help you stay tobacco free after quitting.
Q: What happens to your body when you quit smoking?
The short answer? Great things! Within 20 minutes of quitting, your heart rate and blood pressure drop. Check out the Quit Smoking Timeline to see what happens next.
Q: I’m deaf. How can I use the Helpline?
A: The Helpline offers a TTY (Text Telephone) option for people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech-impaired. Our TTY number is 1-877-777-6534.
Q: How can I download or receive free materials to promote quitting?
Q: Do you provide resources to improve overall health in my community?
A: The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline offers toolkits to help you make a difference in your community, from implementing healthy workplace policies to improving school wellness. These toolkits provide the framework for how to get started improving health where you live, work, learn and play. Access the toolkits.