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 easier when you focus on...

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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 make a plan to deal...

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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 seen an 85 percent increase...

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How to Beat Cravings: 31 Ways for 31 Days.

The key to quitting tobacco? Taking it one day at a time. But what does that mean? As you go about your day, you’ll probably encounter nicotine cravings. Fortunately, the average craving only lasts about 10 minutes. But, those 10 minutes can feel like an eternity if you have no plan for handling them. That’s why it’s important to have...

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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 successfully quit smoking. When you...

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NEED HELP KEEPING YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION? TURN TO THE OKLAHOMA TOBACCO HELPLINE

Free Services Available Statewide for Oklahomans Quitting Tobacco OKLAHOMA CITY – December 29, 2017 – Thinking about quitting tobacco in the new year? The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET), provides FREE resources to Oklahomans who are thinking about quitting tobacco, currently quitting tobacco, former tobacco users wanting to stay tobacco-free and those who...

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How to Quit Tobacco Use with the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline

Thinking about quitting tobacco but don’t know where to start? Try the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline. Since 2003, the Helpline has helped more than 360,000 Oklahomans on their journey to quit. We offer free help to quit smoking, dipping and all other forms of tobacco. Learn all about us, our FREE services and the quitting process… and see how we can...

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10 Benefits of Quitting Smoking

No matter how old you are or how long you’ve smoked, the reasons to quit tobacco are endless. Your health will improve. Your appearance will improve. Your entire life will improve. If you’re looking for inspiration to quit, take a look at the short-term and long-term benefits listed below. Check them out, and remember — for FREE help quitting tobacco...

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Top 10 Tips to Reduce Stress During the Holidays

The holidays can be a joyful time of celebration as well as a major source of stress. The hectic schedules. The constant togetherness. The delicious foods. For a smoker trying to quit, it can feel like the temptation to smoke is as common as a Christmas carol. To master holiday stress management, it’s important to know what tempts you to...

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Tricks to Beat Nicotine Cravings this Halloween

Between the candy and parties, a stress-related tobacco craving could be lurking anywhere on Halloween. To help ward off nicotine cravings, it’s important to recognize your triggers, or things that cause an action or craving, and know how to deal with them. Common triggers you might run into this month include: If possible, avoid smoking triggers altogether. When it’s inevitable,...

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