Get ready for Oklahoma Quit Week, Jan. 15-22

Posted on: 12/20/19


The OK to Quit campaign is a statewide, grassroots social media campaign that promotes a positive tobacco cessation message. At the request of OK to Quit, Gov. Kevin Stitt has officially proclaimed Jan. 15-22, 2020, as Oklahoma Quit Week.

This Oklahoma-specific tobacco observance is a great opportunity to increase efforts and initiatives to assist patients and employees in quitting tobacco. To download the 2020 OK to Quit Partner Resource Guide, click here.  
 
Ways to celebrate

Promote Quit Week on your hospital’s social media accounts by creating your own content or following and promoting @oktoquit and other tobacco cessation resources, such as @stopswithme and @okhelpline.

Update your hospital’s existing tobacco policy and promote the policy to patients and employees during Quit Week. The Hospitals Helping Patients Quit (HHPQ) team has sample policies to make things easy for your organization.

Set up an interview with your local radio, newspaper, television media for a provider to talk about tobacco cessation, resources, etc.

Incentivize community members and employees to turn in their tobacco products, set a quit date, sign a tobacco-free pledge, or call the Helpline.

If you have not yet engaged with the Hospitals Helping Patients Quit (HHPQ) initiative at OHA, it is a great time to do so. Email the OHA team at hhpq@okoha.com to get started or to get additional assistance for Quit Week programming at your hospital. (Meagan Carter)

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