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Resolve to be Tobacco Free

Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken encourages residents who use tobacco to obtain help in breaking their addiction by signing up for Suffolk County’s “Learn to Be …Tobacco Free” program. The program offers assistance with planning, support, counseling and medication if warranted.

“We know more than ever about what works and what doesn't,” said Dr. Tomarken. “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 will be held as follows:



Suffolk County Department of Health

725 Veterans Highway, North County Complex Bldg. C016, Hauppauge

Dates: February 14, 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21

Reunion: April 11, 2017

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Contact: Debora 631-853-2928



Long Island Cancer Help and Wellness Center

32 Park Avenue, Bay Shore

Dates: February 23 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Reunion: April 20, 2017

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  Janis 631-853-3187





Riverhead Public Library

330 Court Street, Riverhead, NY 11901

Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27 April 3, 10, 2017

Reunion: May 1, 2017

Time: 6 p.m.- 7 p.m.

Contact: Janis 631-853-3187




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Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901