Why Quit?

Quitting protects your family, saves you money and sets a positive example for youth. Even if you’ve tried before, you can quit with help from Kick Ash Colville Tribes.

You're Not Alone

When you are ready to quit, talk to a trained coach who works with Native peoples. This free service draws on Indigenous values and provides resources and support.

Our Mission

To provide commercial tobacco awareness and resources to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, improving health outcomes for all.

1 in 5

American Indian adults smoke cigarettes.


smoking causes 13,000 deaths every day.

1.7 Billion

pounds of cigarette butts end up as toxic trash each year, making them the most littered item on earth.

1.5 Million

packs of cigarettes are illegally purchased for minors annually.

14 Years

on average, smokers die 14 years earlier than non-smokers.


of adult smokers who started smoking before high school graduation will die prematurely of a smoking related disease.

1 in 4

American Indians smoke cigarettes.


of American Indians report that they want to quit smoking.


of American Indian high schoolers use e-cigarettes.


youth try their first cigarette every day.


of smokers begin before the age of 19.


teens will die early from smoking.


of American Indians report that they want to quit smoking. This is lower than all other ethnic groups.


of American Indians smoke cigarettes, this is the highest smoking rate of any racial or ethnic group.

1 in 4

American Indians adults smoke cigarettes. At 26%, that’s 1.5 times greater than the U.S. smoking rate.


of American Indian high schoolers are e-cigarette users, more than any other racial or ethnic group, compared to 27% overall.


of American Indian high schoolers smoke cigarettes, more than any other racial or ethnic group, compared to 5.8% overall.


of e-cigarette users in high school use flavors. The chemicals in vaping flavors cause widespread damage to lung tissue.

Vaping & E-Cigarettes

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Did You Know?

Text VAPEFREEWA to 88709 for more information on how to quit vaping.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kick Ash Colville Tribes?

Kick Ash Colville Tribes is a free service to help you quit smoking, especially designed for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

What are the health effects of cigarettes?

Cigarette smoking can cause premature wrinkles, stained teeth, tooth loss, and ashtray breath. But the effects aren’t only skin-deep. Smoking cigarettes changes your blood chemistry. This can leave you vulnerable to blood clots that can cause heart attacks and block blood flow to your heart, brain, or legs. Smoking cigarettes can also cause cancer almost anywhere in your body.

How much does Kick Ash Colville Tribes quit service cost?

The service is free of charge.

This is a free program for all Tribal community members. All program materials, including coaching calls and medications, are free.

What is secondhand smoke?

Secondhand smoke is smoke from burning commercial tobacco products, such as cigarettes, cigars or pipes. It is also smoke that has been breathed out by a person smoking. There is no risk-free level of secondhand smoke; even being around secondhand smoke for a short amount of time is harmful tp health. Opening a window or airing out a room will not protect an individual from secondhand smoke. However, quitting smoking can protect the people in your life from secondhand smoke.

Does Kick Ash Colville Tribes offer support for vaping?


Does the program help with all forms of commercial tobacco use?

We help people successfully quit using all forms of commercial tobacco, including vaping (e-cigarettes) and smokeless products, such as chewing tobacco. 

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