Help available for smokers to quit

Ponca City Now - December 30, 2014 6:52 am

TULSA — The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline says its ready to help tobacco users become tobacco free in the new year.

Officials say the helpline can connect tobacco users with a specially trained quit coach who can provide non-judgmental support and personalized quit plans based on needs.

Paula Warlick, head of the Tobacco Free Coalition for Tulsa County, says Oklahomans should take the opportunity this New Year to upgrade their health and quit tobacco for good.

Warlick says the health benefits start almost immediately. Within 20 minutes of quitting, bodies will start repairing themselves from the harmful effects of tobacco. She says those who quit tobacco will have more energy, more lung capacity, a better sense of taste and more money in their pocket.

For more information, visit the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline at


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