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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect from 10 PM this evening to 2 am EDT Saturday... ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 11 PM Saturday to 3 am EDT Sunday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 11 PM Saturday to 3 am EDT Sunday. The coastal Flood Advisory for this evening remains in effect. * Locations...shorelines along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...1 to 1 1/2 feet above astronomical tide heights. * Timing...around the times of high tide between 10 PM and 2 am tonight. * Impacts...minor flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads and/or properties due to height of storm tide or wave splashover. Majority of roads remain passable with only isolated closures. There is no significant threat to life and any impact on property is minimal. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...L.I. Sound water levels for tonight... Coastal............time of.......forecast total........flood..... Location...........high Tide.......Water level.........Category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................... Kings Point NY.....1147 PM.......10.4-10.8/2.6-3.0.....Moderate.. Stamford CT........1155 PM.......10.2-10.7.............Minor..... Bridgeport CT......1152 PM....... 9.7-10.1.............Minor..... New Haven CT.......1151 PM....... 8.5- 8.9.............Minor..... Glen Cove NY.......1125 PM.......10.4-10.8.............Minor..... Old Field NY.......1153 PM....... 9.3- 9.7.............Minor..... ...L.I. Sound water levels for Sat night... Coastal............time of.......forecast total........flood..... Location...........high Tide.......Water level.........Category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................... Kings Point NY.....1239 am.......10.0-10.4/2.2-2.6.....Minor.... Stamford CT........1245 am....... 9.5- 9.9.............Minor.... Bridgeport CT......1242 am....... 9.0- 9.4.............Minor.... New Haven CT.......1239 am....... 8.1- 8.5.............None..... Glen Cove NY.......1249 am.......10.3-10.7.............Minor.... Old Field NY.......1244 am....... 9.3- 9.7.............Minor.... -- Friday May.06 16,08:24 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Kick the Habit and Quit Smoking with Cessation Classes and Support Groups

Family & Parenting, Community, Charity & Cause, Health & Wellness

For this year's World No Smoking Day, finally quit smoking with these free or low-cost classes and support groups.

Tobacco remains the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States, but even though it causes over 430,000 deaths per year and incurs more than $89 billion in medical costs, people still cannot put down their cigarettes, cigars, or chewing tobacco.  According to the Suffolk Country Government webpage, each year, smoking kills more people than AIDS, alcohol, drug abuse, car crashes, murders, suicides and fires combined.  Besides being dangerous for smokers, smoking is dangerous for their significant others, friends, and children, because anyone who is around them while they smoke is susceptible to the dangers of tobacco through secondhand smoke, which is always dangerous.  This Saturday, May 31, is World No Tobacco Day, and the World Health Organization (WHO) is asking smokers to become more educated and to kick the habit.  WHO is also calling on the governments of multiple countries to increase the taxes on tobacco to decrease tobacco purchases and hopefully decrease the amount of smokers worldwide.  This week, be part of World No Tobacco Day in a small way and go to a smoking cessation class, or urged any loved ones who smoke to attend a class and finally kick the habit.  Here are some classes offered across Long Island:

The Tobacco Action Coalition of Long Island lists the cessation classes at the following hospitals:

  • Long Beach Medical Center, Long Beach: No cost
  • Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Center: Fee
  • Nassau County DOH: No cost
  • North Shore LIJ, Great Neck: No cost
  • St. Francis Hospital – Dematteis Center, Old Brookville: Fee
  • Suffolk County DHS, multiple locations: No cost
  • Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola: Fee

For those who are really serious about quitting, North Shore LIJ boasts one of the highest success rates of quitters in the country.

Nicotine Anonymous also offers a free 12-step program for smokers trying to quit, and all are welcome.  Here are where the support groups meet:

  • Huntington Hospital, Huntington: Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Islip: Thursdays at 7 p.m.
  • Center for Tobacco Control, Manhasset: Mondays at 6:45 p.m.
  • North Bellmore Public Library, North Bellmore: Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.
  • First Methodist Church, Oceanside: Mondays at 8 p.m.
  • St. Francis de Chantal Church, Wantagh: Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Westhampton Presbyterian Church, Westhampton Beach: Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

Remember this summer that all New York State beaches on Long Island are smoke-free!

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