Public Health Resources for Idaho North Central District

Tobacco Cessation

No Smoking

With over 400,000 Americans dying every year from tobacco, including 1,500 Idahoans, Public Health - Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) is committed to helping our community quit.



Free Tobacco Cessation Classes

Public Health - Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) partners with local agencies and individuals in our five-county area to provide free tobacco cessation classes to Idaho residents. Contact the provider nearest you to learn more about their program and sign up for classes. For general information about the tobacco cessation program, please contact our Health Education Specialist at 208-799-3100.

Boise State University's Center for Health Policy evaluates the effectiveness of the cessation classes each year. View the Fiscal Year 2014 Final Report here.

Nez Perce County (Lewiston Area):

  • St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center – Adult Sessions, 208-750-7360
  • Nez Perce County Court Services, Youth Sessions, 208-799-3176
  • Public Health, Adult & Youth Sessions, 208-799-0354

Latah County (Moscow, Kendrick, Deary Area):

  • Gritman Medical Center, Adult Sessions, 208-883-6236
  • Bess Isaacson, Adult Sessions, 208-289-4016
  • Public Health, Adult & Youth Sessions, 208-799-0368

Clearwater County (Orofino, Pierce, Weippe Areas):

  • Linda Beard – Adult and Youth Sessions, 208-435-4806
  • Timothy Voglewede, Adult & Youth Services, 208-476-3998
  • Mary Curtis, Adult Sessions, 208-476-4555 x 8058
  • Public Health, Adult & Youth Sessions, 208-799-0368

Lewis County (Kamiah Area):

  • Kamiah Community Partners Coolition (KCPC) - Adult Youth Sessions, 208-816-3966
  • Linda Beard – Adult and Youth Sessions, 208-435-4806
  • Public Health, Adult & Youth Sessions, 208-799-0368

Idaho County (Grangeville & Cottonwood Areas):

  • Kamiah Community Partners Coolition (KCPC) - Adult Youth Sessions, 208-816-3966
  • Public Health, Adult & Youth Sessions, 208-799-0368

The classes are funded by Idaho Millennium Funds and include the following components:

  • Nicotine addiction and habit
  • Consequences of smoking
  • Different quitting techniques and therapies
  • Benefits of being smoke free
  • Withdrawal symptoms
  • Coping strategies
  • Stress management tools
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Social supports
  • Relapse prevention

Free Phone, Internet and Texting Cessation Services

These services are funded by the Idaho Tobacco Prevention and Control Program at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. No tax dollars are involved and no fees are charged to people who call or log on.

Idaho QuitLine 1-800-QUITNOW (1-800-784-8669)
Man holding phone smilingHelp to quit smoking is now just a phone call away. The Idaho QuitLine is a free telephone counseling service designed to help tobacco users quit. This confidential service connects tobacco users with trained counselors who guide and support them through the process of becoming tobacco-free. The Idaho QuitLine currently offers free Nicotine Replacement Therapy products (gum, patches, and lozenges) to participating Idaho residents. Call to find out how!

Quit - Idaho ( NOW

We understand that quitting is about more than just not smoking. When you join our program, a Quit Coach® will help you become an expert in living without tobacco using "The 4 Essential Practices to Quit For Life," principles based on 25 years of research and experience helping people quit tobacco.

Smokefree TXT (
Smokefree TXT is a free mobile service designed for teens across the United States. SmokefreeTXT was created to provide 24/7 encourgaement, advice, and tips to help teens stop smoking for good. Sign up today!

Resources to Help you QUIT (.pdf)

Benefits of Quitting

Woman smiling with hands behind headQuit smoking and within…
20 minutes blood pressure and pulse rate decrease.
8 hours carbon monoxide levels in the blood return to normal.
1 day the likelihood of a heart attack decreases.
2 days nerve endings regenerate; sense of smell and taste are enhanced.
2 weeks circulation improves and lung function increases.
Man smiling1-9 months coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue and shortness of breath decrease.
1 year the likelihood of heart attack is cut in half.
5 years stroke risk is reduced to the same levels as a non-smoker.
10 years risk of dying from lung cancer is about half that of a current smoker.

Quit Using Tobacco and Save Money!

Lighter burning moneyIdaho’s Average cost of a pack of cigarettes:

  • $4.53

A pack-a-day smoker in Idaho spends:

  • $135.90 every month
  • $1,653 a year
  • $8,267 in 5 years
  • $16,530 in 10 years

Page Last Updated: 2014-10-28


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