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Learn to Be...Tobacco Free Classes Starting Soon

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Health Commissioner James Tomarken, MD, encourage residents who use tobacco to obtain help in breaking their addiction through 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 products, 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. “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:

 

Greenlawn
PaumanackVillage
650 Paumanack Village Drive
Greenlawn, NY  11740
Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, July 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 2016
Reunion: September 12, 2016
Contact: 631-261-2761

 

Lindenhurst
Lindenhurst Library
One Lee Avenue
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday July 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2016
Reunion: September 15, 2016
Contact: 631-957-7755

Selden
Middle Country Public Library
575 Middle Country Rd.
Selden, NY 11784
Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday, July 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016
Reunion: September 12, 2016
Contact: 631-585-9393 x218

Shoreham
Robert E. Reid Recreation Center
Defense Hill Rd. & Route 25A
Shoreham, NY 11786
Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, July 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2016
Reunion: September 20, 2016
Contact: 631-744-2601

Riverhead
Peconic Bay Medical Center
1300 Roanoke Ave
Riverhead, NY 11901
Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, September 6, 2016
Reunion: September 27, 2016
Contact: 631-548-6827

Nesconset
Nesconset Public Library
148 Smithtown Blvd.
Nesconset, NY 11767
Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, August 11, 18, 25, September 1, 8, 15, 2016
Reunion: October 6, 2016
Contact: 631-360-2480 x235

Learn more about the “Tobacco Free” program, by going to the Program Website:www.suffolkcountyny.gov/health

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