Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline To Offer Eight Weeks of Free Nicotine Gum, Patches or Lozenges
Limited-Time Offer of Extra Nicotine Replacement Therapy Runs Through September 30
OKLAHOMA CITY (September 1, 2023) — The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET), is offering Oklahomans who want to quit tobacco a special opportunity. Throughout September, Oklahomans who sign up for the Helpline will get at least eight weeks of patches, gum or lozenges for free. This limited-time offer of extra nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) ends Sept. 30.
“It’s proven that additional nicotine replacement therapy increases the chance of successfully quitting tobacco,” said Julie Bisbee, TSET executive director. “This limited-time offer from the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline is a great opportunity for Oklahomans thinking about quitting to take the first step toward a tobacco-free future.”
The Helpline offers Oklahomans the opportunity to quit with free, personalized help. Services include individual text and email support, phone and Coach support and more. The Helpline gives all Oklahomans the tools and support to live tobacco free.
Traditionally, the Helpline has offered at least two weeks of free NRT. By creating a custom quit plan with the Helpline and utilizing the NRT options available to combat cravings, residents of Oklahoma can significantly increase their likelihood of successfully overcoming tobacco addiction. TSET has funded the Helpline since 2003, and in that time, nearly half a million Oklahomans have signed up to receive services and build a plan that serves their needs.
Call 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669), text READY to 34191 or visit OKhelpline.com to explore the free services and resources available to Oklahomans. You can also connect with the Helpline through Facebook or by following @OKhelpline on Twitter and Instagram.
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The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline is a free service for Oklahomans wanting to help themselves, loved ones, patients or employees live tobacco free. Funding is primarily provided by the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, in partnership with the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma Health Care Authority and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline has served more than 490,000 Oklahomans since 2003 and has been ranked among the top quitlines for reaching tobacco users seeking treatment for the last 10 years by the North American Quitline Consortium.
The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) serves as a partner and bridge builder for organizations 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, cultivating innovative and life-changing research and 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. To learn more, go to Oklahoma.gov/TSET.