Family Service Association of Howard County, Inc.

The Howard County Tobacco Coalition is now a

program of the Kokomo YMCA - we will update

this page with their new web address once we

have it. Thank you for understanding.

Allow me to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to all our supporters, local organizations, state organizations, coalition members, common council members, Howard County Community, friends and family and especially our Chairman Mitchell Gauger and Champion Councilman Bob Hayes for all the hard work and dedication over the last couple of years to fight for what is right and important for Howard County. It has been a joy and privilege to have worked along side of each of you and your outpouring support was incredible. It has been a great honor and pleasure to serve the people of our community and we will continue to work hard and push forward on this issue for the future of Kokomo and Howard County to be on the "Right" side of History.

More Information About This Program

1 800 Quit Now

The Howard County Tobacco Coalition is a program of (TPC) of ISHD Tobacco Prevention Cessation of Indiana State Department of Health. The purpose of the Howard County Tobacco Coalition is to assure accountability for the provision of services to Howard County for advocacy, environmental awareness of second hand smoke, smoking cessation, and education and prevention. It also includes cessation in all areas of youth, adults, senior citizens, pregnant women and minorities.

We offer 3 FREE cessation services in Howard County. The Quit Smart smoking cessation program is a program that combines powerful treatments to help people stop smoking, feel healthier, have more energy, and enjoy a longer life. These classes are offered at Howard Regional Health Systems on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm. “Breaking the Habit” is a one-on-one counseling cessation service with a registered respiratory therapist located at St. Joseph Hospital. For more information you can contact Shirley Dubois at 765.457.9313 or Joanne Maller directly at 765.456.5233 to set up an appointment. Classes are also offered at Open Arms, Housing Authority, Rescue Mission, businesses, etc.

TPC offers the FREE Indiana’s Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW. When a patient calls and enrolls in the program a trained specialist will provide various ways to assist you and you will receive four counseling sessions. You may also receive two weeks of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (patch or gum) at no charge. Please call now, there has never been a better time to quit.


We also have a VOICE Program for Howard County high school students. VOICE is a youth movement dedicated to exposing the tobacco industry and empowering the truths about smoking. For more information about VOICE, please contact Shirley Dubois at or Rob Pruett at

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