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Oklahoma Hospital Association

Oklahoma Hospital Association

TSET and the Oklahoma Hospital Association: Partnering to Improve Oklahoma's Health

Oklahoma hospitals admit approximately 120,000 tobacco users each year, many for diseases directly related to tobacco. To address illness and mortality arising from tobacco use, TSET has partnered with the Oklahoma Hospital Association to educate patients and refer them to the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline. The Oklahoma Hospital Association also works to improve the health of staff and patients by promoting tobacco-free environments, healthier food options and physical activity. 

The Oklahoma Hospital Association tobacco-cessation model follows four evidence-based steps:

  1. Identifying all tobacco-using patients
  2. Assessing addiction level and readiness to quit
  3. Prescribing medications to manage withdrawal
  4. Proactively referring patients to the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline