Project Filter | Idaho Fights Tobacco

Who is Project Filter?

Project Filter is Idaho’s State Tobacco Prevention and Control Program and is a part of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

What is Project Filter’s mission?

Idaho Tobacco Prevention and Control Community Vision Statement for 2026:

All people in Idaho are empowered to live and thrive without the burden of tobacco industry targeting, nicotine addiction, and commercial tobacco-related illnesses.

This vision is driven by evidence-based actions and dedicated, coordinated, and inclusive partnerships to improve health and well-being.

How is Project Filter funded?

Project Filter is funded through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address prevention, cessation, exposure to second-hand smoke, and reduce tobacco-related health disparities.  Project Filter is also funded by the Idaho Millennium Fund, which uses are determined by legislative appropriation and have historically been used to provide prevention, cessation, and treatment services for vaping, tobacco, alcohol, and other substances. The money distributed to the Idaho Millennium Fund comes from the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement settled upon between major tobacco companies and 46 U.S. states (including Idaho) the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories.

Read more about the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement here.