Thinking About Quitting Tobacco?
Quitting can be tough, but you don’t have to do it alone. SoonerCare and the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline offer tobacco cessation benefits to help you with your attempt to quit tobacco. Members may receive counseling, as well as prescription and over-the-counter medications to help them stop using tobacco. Ask your doctor for help quitting and discuss what product(s) are best for you.
As a SoonerCare member, the following benefits are available:
- Counseling sessions with your SoonerCare doctor to help you quit using tobacco
- Free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges with a prescription from your doctor
- Free medications, including Zyban, Chantix, and inhaler and nasal spray with a prescription from your doctor
Talk to your doctor about the benefits of combining products. Because these are tobacco cessation products, they do not count against your six prescription limit.
Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline
FREE tobacco cessation services are available to all Oklahomans through the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline. The Helpline offers free, customizable services and tools to help Oklahomans quit tobacco on their own terms. Plus, patients enrolled in SoonerCare are eligible for extra tobacco cessation services.
If you don’t qualify for SoonerCare but would still like to quit using tobacco, you can contact the Helpline for free services and nonjudgmental support. Simply call 1-800-QUIT NOW or visit OKhelpline.com.
To learn more about SoonerCare and the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, click here.
For questions or more information about this SoonerCare benefit, call the SoonerCare Helpline at (800) 987-7767 or (800) 757-5979 (TDD).
Doctors play a key role in helping patients become tobacco free. By offering options, medications and support to patients, you can help reduce the impact tobacco has on their health. If you’re a healthcare provider interested in helping patients quit, free resources are available here.
For questions or more information contact SoonerQuit@okhca.org.