OK to Quit effort encourages Oklahoma smokers to call it quits Jan. 17-24

Posted on: 1/17/18

The Wellness Now Tobacco campaign, called OK to Quit, will run Jan. 17 -24 to raise awareness about the dangers of tobacco and to provide resources to individuals who are ready to quit. The Use Prevention Workgroup has partnered with the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) on this social media campaign, and hospitals are encouraged to participate.

Although quitting can occur anytime during the year, the new year provides an excellent opportunity to stop smoking. Businesses, nonprofits, communities, and hospitals are invited to participate in the OK to Quit campaign. Each day, the organization will send out messages to partner organizations to be shared via e-newsletter, email, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Partners are encouraged to share these messages with their social media followers and employees. The messages are designed to encourage a tobacco free lifestyle and motivate those attempting to quit. Topics include: the monetary cost of tobacco, nicotine addiction, ways to counteract the habit of smoking, and smokers redefining themselves as a nonsmoker.  

To join the effort or for more information, contact Jennifer Roysdon, jennifer@okoha.com or click here to view a resource guide. OK to Quit is a collaboration between Mercy, INTEGRIS, OHA, Pfizer, Oklahoma City-County Health Department, and OID. 

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