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Quitting Tobacco

Helping you quit for good.

With over 400,000 Americans dying every year from tobacco, including 1,500 Idahoans, Panhandle Health District is committed to helping our community quit nicotine addiction. We offer group classes for teens and a telephone consult/mail program for adults in the Northern Idaho area to help you quit smoking, vaping, or using dip.

Teens

Panhandle Health District offers group quit tobacco and e-cigarette classes designed to address the needs and lifestyles of middle and high school students. The END curriculum is designed especially for teens. It not only focuses on quitting, but also on social skills, stress management, decision making, goal setting, nutrition and physical activity.

Adults

We offer an effective and successful 3-Call Program for adults. Clients are provided nicotine patches, gum or lozenges if they desire and a quit-kit. During the 3-call program, clients will discuss tips for dealing with cravings and withdrawal symptoms, stress management, and progress in quitting. Throughout the process, we mail items that are helpful for quitting tobacco and e-cigarettes.

We also provide adult tobacco cessation group classes upon request. We use the American Cancer Society Freshstart curriculum. Freshstart is designed to help smokers plan a successful quit attempt by providing essential information, skills for coping with cravings, and tools for quitting. The program will help you quickly quit tobacco as well as learn new techniques for ending your physical and psychological need to smoke, vape, or dip.

Pregnant/Post-Partum or Household Member

If you are pregnant, post-partum, or live with someone who is pregnant or recently had a baby, you can qualify for free diapers and wipes. Just complete the 3-call program and test nicotine-free. You will receive a jumbo pack of diapers and wipes each month. Call 208-415-5143 for details.

All cessation programs focus on:

  • Nicotine addiction
  • Consequences of using cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco
  • Benefits of being tobacco-free
  • Battling withdrawal symptoms
  • Stress management techniques
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Engaging social support
  • Techniques of dealing with relapse
  • Different quitting techniques
  • Strategies for coping with cravings and urges
Lady breaking cigarette

Contact

Linda Harder, Program Manager
Email: lharder@phd1.idaho.gov
Phone: (208) 415-5143
Address: 8500 N. Atlas Rd. Hayden, ID 83835