Curriculum Vitae

Nancy Caspersen, RN  Tobacco Cessation Specialist 


2011 Mayo Clinic Tobacco Cessation Pharmacology Update
2010 Scripps Institute of Intergrative Holistic Medicine Conference
2009 National Conference on Tobacco or Health
2004 Mayo Clinic Tobacco Dependency and Treatment Training
1990 Certified: Natural Health Educator Heartwood Institute, Garberville, California
1977 Bachelor of Science-Southwest Missouri State Univ., Springfield, Missouri
1977 Registered Nurse, Diploma-St. Johns Hospital, Springfield, Missouri Honors

2013 Finalist Idaho Innovator of the Year
2011, Our Inspiring Woman from Idaho
2011 Tobacco Free Idaho Alliance, Conrad Colby Legacy Award
2011 Idaho Business Review, 2011 Idaho Health Care Heroes Innovator Award

2010 Idaho Women's Journal Quitters Do Win!
2008 Idaho Governors Brightest Star Award
2008 Idaho Business Review- Idaho Women of the Year Award
2006 Boise State University-Women Making History Award License


1980-2011 State of Idaho Registered Nurse

Professional Employment

1996-2014 Self-employed owner and facilitator of Quit and Live, Inc., a company that provides a creative approach to tobacco cessation for individuals, groups and corporations (including Simplot, Motive Power, Hewlett Packard, Micron, Idaho Health and Welfare, Ada County, Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Hospital, Boise State University and the Idaho Auto Auction, MPC, Franklin Building Supply, and the AmeriBen).

2000-2010 Contractor with Central, Southeastern, and Southwest District Health Departments as a Tobacco Cessation Instructor, providing classes to urban and rural communities in Idaho. Classes focus on adults, youth and pregnant women who use tobacco and want to quit.

1990-1996 Idaho Rehabilitation and Pain Center-Registered Nurse. Program developer for Tobacco Cessation, Life Skills, Stress Management and Headache Program. 1977-1990 13 years of work experience as a Registered Nurse in traditional hospital and clinic settings, in both staff and administrative positions.
Professional Organizations 2000-2010 Member of Tobacco Free Idaho Alliance.

2000-2011 Member of the Coalition for a Healthy Idaho.
Vision As an ex-smoker, I have dedicated my career to helping people quit tobacco. Drawing on the latest tobacco research and years of experience with thousands of tobacco users, I have designed a comprehensive and successful Quit and Live Tobacco Cessation Program©. My live program is provided to businesses, groups and individuals and is being expanded into DVD/Web to reach more tobacco users.


Nancy Caspersen, RN, is a Tobacco Cessation Specialist. She is the founder of Quit and Live Global, Inc. Ms. Caspersen has over 30 years of nursing experience and for the last 20 years she has specialized in tobacco addiction and treatment. As an ex-smoker, she has dedicated her career to helping people quit tobacco. Trained at the Mayo Clinics Nicotine Dependence Center, she incorporates the latest research, treatment and clinical practice guidelines in her unique approach to tobacco cessation.

Nancy has delivered her program to over 10,000 smokers and chewers in Idaho while contracting with three Idaho Health Districts. She has also worked with many corporations and organizations to deliver her program to employees.

Her research-based program is developed from the following guidelines:

      • Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Centers
      • CDC Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program
      • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services "Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence
      • Idahos Comprehensive Cancer Strategic Plan
      • American Medical Association-The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Smoking Cessation Clinical Practice Guideline
      • 2008 National Institute on Drug Abuse Treatment Guidelines for Tobacco Addiction

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