Thursday, May 30, 2019

OU Medicine's Tobacco Research Center to Provide Tobacco Treatment Options at June 12 Public Event

People who are interested in giving up tobacco are invited to an event June 12 at the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center, a program of the Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine. There is no cost to participate in this event.

Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center staff will offer informal consultations during the event, scheduled for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 12. It will be held at OTRC offices, 755 Research Parkway, Suite 150, in Oklahoma City.

The OTRC offers a variety of options for people who want to quit smoking and other tobacco use. The program uses scientific treatments that have been proved in studies to help people quit using tobacco. The OTRC also conducts numerous tobacco cessation research studies, many of which are open for public participation.

The event on June 12 is come-and-go, and registration is not required, but requested by calling (405) 271-8000 ext. 43059. Free parking is available in the University Research Park garage. Refreshments will be provided, and OU Medicine will offer giveaways.

The OTRC is Oklahoma’s leading center for research on tobacco addiction and cessation. It receives funding from the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, which was established with payments from the 1998 master settlement agreement between 46 states and the tobacco industry. As a program of the Stephenson Cancer Center, the OTRC works to reduce the preventable deaths and disease caused by tobacco use.

For more information about OTRC, call (405) 271-7848.