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Suffolk County Law Limiting Tobacco Sales to Persons over Age 21 Takes Effect

  • 31 December 2014
  • Number of views: 1198
  • Categories: Health

Commissioner of Health Services James Tomarken, MD, MPH, reminds vendors and residents that as of January 1, 2015, it is illegal to sell tobacco, e-cigarettes, and liquid nicotine in Suffolk County to persons under the age of 21. Prior to January 1, it had been illegal to sell these products to persons under the age of 19.

Suffolk Health Commissioner Reports Case of Mumps

  • 31 December 2014
  • Number of views: 1247
  • Categories: Health

Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Services Dr. James Tomarken reported today a case of Mumps in an individual who lives in the Town of Brookhaven and works at Smithtown High School East. The case was confirmed this week by the New York State Public Health Laboratory in Albany.

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Subcommittee of the Community Mental Hygiene Services Advisory Board

  • 26 December 2014
  • Number of views: 707
  • Categories: Health

Thursday, January 8, 2015
2:00 p.m.
North County Complex, Building C-928
725 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Class Room


Meeting of the Mental Health Subcommittee of the Community Mental Hygiene Advisory Board

  • 26 December 2014
  • Number of views: 1029
  • Categories: Health

Wednesday, January 7, 2015  1:30 p.m.
725 Veterans Memorial Highway (North County Complex), Building C-928
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Suffolk Health Commissioner Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus this Year

  • 12 December 2014
  • Number of views: 1023
  • Categories: Health

Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Services James Tomarken reported today the first and only human case of West Nile virus in Suffolk County in 2014.  The individual, a male over 55 years of age who resides in the Town of Islip, was hospitalized in late August upon experiencing symptoms consistent with West Nile virus.  The patient has since recovered and returned home. 

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