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Learn to be...Tobacco Free Classes

Healthy Suffolk: Learn to Be…Tobacco Free

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Health Commissioner James Tomarken, MD, encourage residents who use tobacco to seek help in breaking their tobacco-nicotine addiction and to sign up for Suffolk County’s “Learn to Be …Tobacco Free” program.

“We are promoting good health to all residents in Suffolk County,” said County Executive Bellone. “For those who are addicted to tobacco or nicotine, we urge them to get the support they need to prevent illnesses that are caused by tobacco.”

“Breaking an addiction to nicotine can be very difficult,” said Dr. Tomarken. “Recent studies have shown that smokers who try to quit smoking using a combination of behavioral support and medicine  are three times more likely to be successful than those who try to stop smoking without support.”

The classes are free to Suffolk County residents, though there is a nominal fee for medication for medically eligible participants. Classes are as follows:


Copiague Public Library  50 Deauville Blvd. Copiague NY  11726

Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., July 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2015

Contact: 691-1111


Huntington Library, 1335 New York Ave. Huntington Station, NY  11746

Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., July 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27,  2015

Contact: 421-5053


Brentwood Library, 2nd Ave & 4th St, Brentwood, NY  11717

Thursdays  from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., July 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27,  2015

Contact: 273-7883


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