Talk With Your Doctor
The Doctor Ordered Medical Advice To Help You Quit.
There’s no denying it. The health effects of tobacco can be devastating. If you’re ready to stop smoking or dipping, there are numerous options to help you become tobacco free. Talk to your doctor about the health problems caused by tobacco and options to help you quit. Your doctor can answer any questions you have, provide advice and suggest medicines to help with withdrawal. You can buy some of these medications on your own. For others, you need a prescription. Your doctor, dentist or pharmacist can also help you find support. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, consult your doctor before using any type of medication.
If you cannot see a doctor, medications to help you quit tobacco are available without a prescription. Go to your local pharmacy or grocery store for over-the-counter medicines like nicotine patches, nicotine gum or nicotine lozenges. Read the instructions to see if they’re right for you. Your pharmacist can offer advice and help you decide. Find more options from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Talking to Your Doctor About Getting Help to Quit.
FREE help is available from the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline. You can contact the Helpline on your own – without a referral from your doctor. No matter where you are in the process, the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline can help.
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