What would it take for you to quit chewing smokeless tobacco? Many believe smokeless tobacco is a safe alternative to cigarettes, when in fact it can cause cancer of the mouth, esophagus and pancreas, and contains up to four times the highly addictive nicotine found in cigarettes. During “Through With Chew Week,” the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline and Carter County Turning Point Tobacco Coalition aim to reduce the use of smokeless tobacco in Oklahoma with free quit coaching.


“Quit Coaches at the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline are specially trained to provide smokeless tobacco users with personalized quit plans to help you quit for good,” said Jason, Quit Coach™ for the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline. “We are there for you 24/7 to provide nonjudgmental support throughout your quitting journey.”


The chances of quitting double by combining the Helpline’s free quit coaching with a free two week supply of nicotine patches, gum or lozenges.


“Tobacco dependence is a chronic, relapsing condition,” said Sister Carolyn Stoutz,, Carter County Turning Point Tobacco Coalition. “Even if you’ve tried to quit before, it is important to never, ever give up. Shortly after quitting, your health will improve, you’ll have more money in your pocket and, most importantly, you will have more quality time to spend with loved ones.”


To connect with free professional quit coaches from the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline call (800) QUIT NOW (800) 784-8669) or visit www.OKhelpline.com. Connect with the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline through social media by liking the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline on Facebook or following @OKhelpline on Twitter.