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“Learn to Be…Tobacco Free”

Categories: Health Services | Author: gknutson | Posted: 10/26/2017 | Views: 2970

Join the American Cancer Societys Great American Smokeout on Nov. 16, 2017 by quitting  or making a plan to quit smoking.


Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken encourages residents who use tobacco to seek help in breaking their addiction by signing up for Suffolk County’s “Learn to Be …Tobacco Free” program. The program, which is free to Suffolk County residents, offers assistance with planning, support, counseling. The program also provides over-the counter medications for a fee to participants who are medically eligible.

“We know now more than ever about what works and what doesn't,” said Dr. Tomarken. “Studies have shown that smokers who try to quit smoking with behavioral support are more likely to be successful than those who try to stop smoking without support.”

Registration for the program is open until the second week of each session.

Classes will take place as follows:



Suffolk County Dept of Health Services

725 Veterans Highway Bldg. C016

Hauppauge, NY 11788

Dates:  Thursdays, November  2, 9, 16, 30, December 7, 14, 2017

Reunion: December  28, 2017

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Contact: Janis 631-853-3187



HRHCare Elsie Owens Health Center at Coram

82 Middle Country Road, Coram NY11727

Dates:  Thursday, November 30 December  7, 14, 21, 28, January 4, 2018

Reunion: January 25, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Contact: Debora  631-853-2928


A support group is available at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of every month for individuals who have attended and completed a full six-week tobacco cessation program.  Participants may attend at one of two locations: DOHS Offices 725 Veterans Memorial Hwy. Bldg C-016 Hauppauge, NY 11788  or Riverhead Library 33 Court St  Riverhead, NY 11901

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