Tobacco Free Campus

Tobacco Free Campus

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As you are all aware, our campus is tobacco free as of August 1, 2012. To aid in this transition, we want to make everyone aware of available cessation resources. On campus, you can visit Student Health Services (located in Memorial Student Union Building Room 137) for counseling and other tobacco cessation services and materials. You can also visit BWI offices in Horace Mann Room 109 for handouts, materials and other resources.

 Please let us know if you need assistance! We are glad to help!

OFF-CAMPUS RESOURCES: 
 
Oklahoma has a free Tobacco Helpline 1-800-QUIT NOW.
 

The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline

1-800-QUIT NOW
What is the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline?
  • The Helpline is a free and effective service that provides a series of one-on-one cessation counseling sessions over the telephone, information and tips about stopping tobacco use, referrals to community resources, if needed, and nicotine replacement “starter kits” for some. Counselors are trained, Master’s level counselors. The Helpline has been proven to work for people all over the country.
How does telephone counseling work?
  • A Helpline Quit Coach™ works with callers to determine their readiness to quit, discusses their options for using nicotine replacement products or other cessation aids, assists callers in developing a quit plan that is right for them, and schedules up to four follow-up sessions to coach callers through their quitting process and encourages them along the way.
Free Nicotine Replacement Products Provided as “Starter Kits”
  • All tobacco users who are ready to stop using tobacco and register for helpline services are eligible to receive at least a two-week “starter kit” of nicotine replacement patches, gum or lozenges, unless not indicated due to health concerns. The helpline sends a starter kit to the tobacco user’s home.
  • Patches, gum or lozenges are free and there’s no catch. No one will call the tobacco user to sell them something and there are no hidden charges!
Who is eligible to receive Helpline services?
  • Anyone living in Oklahoma ages 13 and older may call the Helpline and receive free services. Helpline specialists will assist tobacco users, providers and concerned family members and friends.
What are the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline hours?
  • The Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Remember…
  • It often takes multiple attempts to succeed – it takes practice to learn obstacles and successes.
  • Tobacco users didn’t “fail” with their last quit attempt… They now know what doesn’t work for them.
TWO new websites are now available!
Register for helpline services online
 
Access resources to help you quit.
Improved Service to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • 1-877-777-6534 TTY
  • 1-866-748-2436 Deaf Videophone
  • Ask for direct VP number

A note from 1-800-QUITNOW about quitting tobacco:

Remember…

  • It often takes multiple attempts to succeed – it takes practice to learn obstacles and successes.
  • Tobacco users didn’t “fail” with their last quit attempt… They now know what doesn’t work for them.

Let’s be as supportive as we can be with our fellow peers who are trying to quit using tobacco! Please come see us in Horace Mann Room 109 if you would like additional handouts, information or assistance.