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SIPH to offer free tobacco cessation program


POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - A free four week Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation program will be offered to community members in October 2022.

Classes will be taught on Wednesdays beginning on Oct. 5 and consecutively taught through Wednesday, Oct. 26. The program will be held at Southeastern Idaho Public Health, 1901 Alvin Ricken Drive, Pocatello, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Pre-register by Oct. 3, 2022 as space is limited.

Fresh Start is a program that takes you through the quitting process one step at a time in a supportive environment. It offers a method for quitting based on the premise that smoking is a learned activity. A certified facilitator helps you understand when and why you smoke so you can learn to fight your addiction and quit for good. Attend all FOUR consecutive classes, receive FREE 2 week supply of NRT & double your chances of successfully quitting.

Classes will help you to:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of what triggers your need to smoke and ways to cope without lighting up
  • Build your confidence and motivation until your quit date
  • Learn techniques to manage stress, nicotine withdrawal, medications, weight control, and long-term strategies for staying free from tobacco
  • Participate in discussions where you can share your struggles and successes with others who understand what you are going through

Pre-registration is required and space is limited for this free program. For more information or to register for this program, call 208-239-5290 or visit

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