Are you thinking about starting the New Year tobacco free? Turn to the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET), for free resources for Oklahomans looking to leave tobacco behind in 2018. 

“December is a natural time to begin thinking about New Year's resolutions and a healthy start to 2019," said Paola Klein, Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline program coordinator. "Whether you're ready to quit right away, or just thinking about quitting, the Helpline's free resources and specially trained Quit Coaches can help you create a customized plan that works just for you." 

The Helpline offers free, customizable services to fit your quitting needs. Text and email support, phone and web coaching, and free patches, gum or lozenges are all available through the Helpline. These innovative tools and customizable options provide flexibility to those searching for a Quit Plan that fits their lifestyle. These Quit Plans include All Access, Web Coach and Individual Services. 

The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline has resources for all Oklahomans, no matter what step of the quitting process they are in. For those in the early stages, the Helpline offers resources and information to prepare Oklahomans for the next step. Tobacco users are encouraged to take the Helpline's Readiness Quiz to help decide which quitting services would be right for them.  

"With so many free resources, the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline is an invaluable resource for Oklahomans, no matter where they are in their quit journey," said Klein. "This New Year, consider calling the Helpline and giving yourself the gift of a healthier life." 

The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline's resources are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669) or visit okhelpline.com to learn more. Connect with the Helpline through social media by liking the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline on Facebook or following @okhelpline on Twitter and Instagram. 

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About The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline 

The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline is a free service for Oklahomans who want to quit tobacco. Funding is primarily provided by the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET), 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 nearly 400,000 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. 

About TSET

The Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) serves as a partner and bridge builder for organizations working towards 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, by cultivating innovative and life-changing research, and by 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. TSET – Better Lives Through Better Health. To learn more go to tset.ok.gov.