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Be smokeless

Give your health a breath of fresh air

be smokelessAccording to the American Cancer Society, smoking causes about 1 in 5 deaths in the U.S. While it can be hard to quit smoking, the benefits to your health are worth it. Join thousands of Americans quitting smoking for the Great American Smokeout® on November 18.

The benefits of quitting

When you quit smoking, you can reduce:

  • Your risk of heart disease within one to two years
  • Respiratory symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath
  • Your risk of lung cancer and other cancers

Looking to quit? We can help.

If you’re trying to quit, Blue Cross of Idaho can help. Our Tobacco Cessation Coaching Program gives you the structured support you need to free yourself from tobacco for good.

Tobacco Cessation Coaching:

  • Helps you decide how to quit
  • Gives you with tools and support to quit
  • Helps you cope with urges to smoke or use tobacco
  • Helps you know what to do if you slip

To sign up for the program and get started on your journey to a smoke-free life, call our wellness coaching team at 208-286-3807 or toll free at 855-216-6844 or email

Posted: November 17, 2021