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News : Tobacco Helpline Important Tool in Bid to Stop Smoking
Oklahoma, USA, Feb 4, 2015 -- Quitting tobacco is hard, whether you've been smoking for two years or 10. Without help and support efforts can seem futile.
That's why the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline (OTH) is available to anyone 24 hours a day The state contracts out with Alere Wellbeing who manages the Helpline and supplies local Quit Coaches who supports tobacco users in their quitting journey.
The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline is a free service for all Oklahomans that has helped achieve freedom from tobacco use since 2003 when the service began. The specially trained Quit Coaches provide no-judgmental support for tobacco users and help build personalized quit plans.
"The OTH provides free patches, gum or lozenges along with free quit coaching and is available to all Oklahoma tobacco users. Whether you are struggling with quitting , or whether you've succeeded in quitting before, we can offer that support to help you move forward in the process," said Jennifer, Quit Coach for the OTH.
Many tobacco users try quitting eight times or more, but chances for quitting successfully are 50 percent higher for those who make a plan and set a quit date.
"Many Oklahomans who use the Helpline tell us how kind and supportive their Quit Coaches were" said Tracey Strader, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust. "Most say that the quitting tips and support they received from their Quit Coaches were the secret that made their most recent quit attempt a success."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline is a FREE service for all Oklahomans with a desire to stop smoking or using other tobacco products.
Published: Friday, February 6, 2015