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Get help to keep tobacco resolution

Thinking about quitting tobacco in the new year? The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, 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 want to support loved ones or patients.

The Helpline's free customizable services include three plans: All Access, Web Coach and Individual Services. In addition to text and email support, along with phone and web coaching, the Helpline also provides free patches, gum and lozenges. These innovative tools and customizable options provide flexibility for Oklahomans searching for a quit plan that fits their lifestyle.

"Here in Comanche County, the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline has helped over 2,000 of our local residents get started on their journey to quitting tobacco products in 2017," said Ashley Green, TSET Healthy Living Program Manager at Comanche County Health Department. "I feel people who want help quitting tobacco appreciate they can reach out to a trusted resource that is not only professional and compassionate; but also customizable and allows participants to shape their own Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline experience by using resources that fit their unique lifestyles."

The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline is not just for those who are ready to quit. For those thinking of quitting tobacco, the Helpline offers information and resources to prepare Oklahomans for the next step. Additionally, tobacco users are encouraged to take the Helpline's Readiness Quiz to assess their attitudes, beliefs and emotions regarding the quitting process.

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