BOISE, Sept., 6, 2023 – Central District Health is offering virtual and in-person tobacco cessation classes through its “Kick it Idaho” campaign.
The free tobacco, vaping and nicotine cessation classes are supported by the Idaho Tobacco Millennium funds and are available for anyone looking to quit in Ada, Elmore, Boise and Valley counties. The classes take place over four weekly sessions, where participants receive the tools and support that they need to quit tobacco, vaping or nicotine use.
“Quitting nicotine is the single biggest improvement you can make in your health and the health of your family,” said Mindy Curran, CDH health policy analyst & tobacco cessation coordinator. “If you are ready to ‘Kick It,’ we can help. Sign up now.”
Tobacco cessation classes teach participants quitting techniques and therapies, skills for coping with cravings, stress management tools, benefits of being nicotine-free, and offer group support. Participants also receive free nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, or lozenges).
Classes are two hours each and new classes are offered every month, with virtual sessions starting tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 7, and Monday, Sept. 18,and an in-person class beginning Monday, Sept. 11.
Parents of infants and pregnant people also can join the Diaper Incentive Program, where free diapers and wipes are available when they start on their path to quit.
Visit KickitIdaho.com to learn more, register for classes or sign up for the Diaper Incentive Program.
About Central District Health
CDH, Public Health District IV, is one of seven public health districts within the state of Idaho, serving the counties of Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley. With a vision of Healthy People in Healthy Communities, CDH’s emphasis is on decreasing risk factors for chronic disease, improving quality of life and increasing the years of healthy life among residents.
Contact: Trent Young, Public Information Specialist
Office: 208-327-8525 | Cell 986-224-1089
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