Call to Get Help: (402) 552-7400

1 800 QUIT NOW  – 1 800-784-8669 –

Quitline Iowa = the primary resource in Iowa to help tobacco users quit. Quitline Iowa is confidential and private.

  • 2x more likely – studies have shown that enrolling in helpline counseling can more than double chances of quitting successfully
  • 26% of callers to Quitline Iowa successfully quit
  • 62% of callers to Quitline Iowa stated they were very satisfied with the services they received

What does Quitline do?

Provides free counseling and medication to help people quit.

  • 1 on 1 Counseling available to all people living in Iowa regardless of income or insurances status
  • Staffed by real people, who are friendly and non-judgmental
    • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    • Tools to overcome urges
    • Individualized tailored quit plans
  • Available over the phone or online
  • Coaching is available in 170+ languages

Text “Start My Quit” to 855-891-9989 

Youth Tobacco Cessation Program

What is My Life My Quit?

  • Youth tobacco cessation program
  • 5 coaching sessions
  • Dedicated youth 1 on 1 coaches
  • Texting or call

What happens to your body when you quit tobacco?

  • 20 minutes – blood pressure decrease, pulse rate drops, body temperature of hands and feet increase
  • 8 hours – carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal, oxygen level in blood increases to normal
  • 24 hours – chance of a heart attack decrease
  • 48 hours – nerve endings start regrowing, sense of smell and tase improve
  • 1-12 weeks – circulation improves, walking becomes easier, lung function improves
  • 4-36 weeks – coughing, sinus congestion, tiredness and shortness of breath decreases
  • 1 year – risk of coronary heart disease decreases to half that of smokers
  • 5 years – from five to 15 years after quitting, stroke risk is the same as people who never smoked
  • 10 years – risk of cancer drops to half that of smokers, risk of ulcer decreases
  • 15 years – risk of coronary heart disease is the same as people who have never smoked, risk of death is the same as people who have never smoked

1 800 QUIT NOW – 1 800-784-8669