One-on-One & Group Classes
Public Health - Idaho North Central District, as well as other local agencies and individuals in our five-county area, provide free tobacco cessation classes. These classes will help you design a personalized quit plan, give you information about nicotine replacement therapy and offer you support every step of the way.
Diapers and Wipes Program
Public Health – Idaho North Central District also offers a cessation program for pregnant and post-partum moms who want to quit tobacco. Participants can earn up to 12 months of free diapers and wipes by completing tobacco cessation classes and testing nicotine-free.
Other individuals who want to quit tobacco and live with someone who is pregnant or recently had a baby may also be eligible for the program.
Call (208) 799-3100 for more details.
Idaho QuitLine 1-800-QUITNOW (1-800-784-8669)
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.
Idaho residents can receive 8 weeks of FREE nicotine replacement therapy (gum, patch or lozenge) by calling the Idaho Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or by visiting projectfilter.org
If you are a Washington resident, you may be eligible for 2 weeks of FREE nicotine replacement therapy (gum or patches) by calling the Washington Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW. Washington residents with Apple Health qualify for 12 weeks of FREE nicotine replacement therapy (gum or patches) per year.
Benefits of Quitting
How does your body recover after quitting...?
Idaho’s average cost of a pack of cigarettes is $5.23
A pack-a-day smoker in Idaho spends:
• $36.61 a week
• $146.44 a month (on average)
• $1,908.95 a year
• $9,544.75 in 5 years
• 19,089.50 in 10 years
*Source: Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids – State Excise and Sales Taxes Per Pack of Cigarettes Total Amounts & State Rankings
For Health Care Providers
We are happy to provide your office with materials you can display or use to begin a conversation with your patient about quitting tobacco. You can order tobacco prevention and cessation materials by contacting our health education specialist at (208) 799-3100 or visiting Idaho Health Tools.
• Referral Program - The U.S. Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence 2008 Update recommends providers use the 5As method (Ask, Advise, Asses, Assist & Arrange Follow-Up) to help treat tobacco dependence. However, the 5As may be too time consuming for providers. Therefore, we recommend providers consider using the 2As & R method; Ask, Advise & Refer. If you are interested in referring your patients to our program, please contact our Health Promotion Program Manager at 208-799-3100.
• Cessation Materials - We are happy to provide your office with materials you can display or use to begin a conversation with your patient about quitting tobacco. Complete the Cessation Materials Order Form (linked) or contact our Health Promotion Program Manager at 208-799-3100 to request materials.
• Cessation Classes - We partner with several community organizations to hold tobacco cessation classes on site. If your organization is interested in offering classes, please contact our Health Promotion Program Manager at 208-799-3100.