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One Conversation Can Change Everything. Talk To Your Patients About Quitting.

Talk To Your Patients About Quitting Tobacco.

Your patients trust your expertise. Encourage them to contact the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline. We offer three FREE plans, free NRT and 24/7 support. In addition, you can receive free promotional materials for your office, including pens, posters and downloadable materials.

Encourage your patients to contact the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline. We offer three FREE plans, free NRT and 24/7 support. In addition, you can receive free promotional materials for your office, including pens, posters and downloadable materials.

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Download Or Order FREE Materials To Help Your Patients Quit.

Many free promotional materials are available to order or download. Post them throughout your office to educate and encourage your patients.

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Write An Rx For Success.

SoonerCare covers cessation medications when you write the prescription. Combined with a Helpline referral, medications increase your patients’ odds of success. Talk to your patients about quitting — and consider a prescription to maximize their chances of quitting for good.

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Five Easy Steps To Help Patients Quit Tobacco.

Help Patients Quit in Five Easy Steps.

Do you know the 5 A’s of tobacco cessation? Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist and Arrange. This five-part intervention is a proven way for physicians to address tobacco use.

Do you know the 5 A’s of tobacco cessation? Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist and Arrange. This intervention is a proven way for physicians to address tobacco use.

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These organizations offer resources to help patients quit tobacco:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Dental Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Pharmacists Association

Get access to helpful resources in English and Spanish.

Oklahoma State Department of Health Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion assists health care systems and providers through:

  • Support for creating a tobacco-free health care environment.
  • Assistance in implementing a Helpline referral system.
  • Environmental assessment, policy development and implementation.

For assistance, contact the Oklahoma State Department of Health Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: (405) 271-3619 or cessation@health.ok.gov.

Members of the Oklahoma Hospital Association can get help integrating cessation support into their hospital system. Contact:

Oklahoma Hospital Association
Eric Finley, MPH
Health Improvement Initiatives Manager
(405) 249-5066
efinley@okoha.com

4000 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
http://www.okoha.com/

E-cigarettes and vapor products are increasingly popular in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma State Department of Health provides information about the effects of e-cigarettes and vapor products.

Refer Your Patients Directly To The Helpline

The Helpline offers three ways to directly refer your patients:

  • Fax Referral
  • Secure Web Portal
  • EMR Closed Loop Referral

When you refer a patient, the Helpline will call them within 48 business hours to start enrollment. For each referral, your clinic will receive an outcome report. It tells you what happened with the referral: Did the patient accept or decline services? Were they reachable or unreachable? Did they receive nicotine replacement therapy? It’s a great tool for follow-up visits with your patients. If you are interested in getting set up for direct referrals, please contact:

Paola Klein, MHR, CTTS, NCTTP
Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline Coordinator: Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center Stephenson Cancer Research Center
O: 405-271-8001 Ext 50474
F: 405-271-2080
Paola-Klein@ouhsc.edu

My Life, My Quit™ is specially designed to help teens between the ages of 13 and 17 quit vaping, smoking or chewing tobacco. Learn more.