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"Special Statement" ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 1127 am EST Thu Feb 11 2016 ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Thursday Feb.11 16,04:00 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

County Executive Bellone Touts Suffolk County’s Smoking Cessation Program as a Great Way to Kick the Habit

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New CDC “Tips from Former Smokers” campaign likely to increase demand for smoking cessation programs.

Suffolk County, NY - June 30, 2014 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Health Commissioner James Tomarken, MD, MPH, encourage all Suffolk County residents who smoke to sign up for Suffolk County’s Learn To Be…Tobacco Free smoking cessation program. 
 
“Suffolk County has led the way in tobacco control and will continue to do so,” said Bellone. “Ultimately, we hope to improve the health of the community and reduce the health-care costs associated with tobacco use.”
 
Suffolk County’s comprehensive Learn to Be …Tobacco Free cessation program includes educational classes, pharmaceutical support to medically-eligible participants, and continued support upon completion of the program.  Approximately 18,000 individuals have participated in cessation classes since 2000.
 
“Next week, the CDC will be rolling out its newest national tobacco education campaign,” said Dr. James Tomarken, Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Services. “The ads will bring to life the devastating effects of smoking. We anticipate that the ads will encourage smokers to want to prevent these realities from happening to them. We’ve got a program for that.”
 
Listed below are current Learn to Be…Tobacco Free classes that are open for enrollment:
 
Sienna Village, 200 Bishops’ Road, Smithtown, NY
Mondays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.,, June 30; July 7, 14; August 4, 11, and reunion class, August 25
Contact: 631-870-3444
 
TRICYA, 809 New York Ave., Huntington Station, NY
Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.,, July 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, and reunion class, September 2
Contact: 673-0614
 
Southampton Town Center, 25 Ponquogue Ave., Hampton Bays, NY
Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., July 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14, and reunion class, September 4
Contact: Janice Hurley, 853-3187
 
Southold Free Library, 53705 Main Road, Southold, NY
Mondays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, and reunion class, September 8
Contact: 765-2077
 
Good Samaritan Hospital with Breast Cancer Health Inc., 32 Park Ave., Bay Shore, NY
Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19, and reunion class, September 9
Contact: 376-4444
 
St. Charles Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at Melville, 1895 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY
Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.,  July 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28; September 4, and reunion class September 25
Contact: 577-3400
 
Lindenhurst Public Library, One Lee Ave., Lindenhurst, NY
Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., August 19, 26; September 2, 9, 16, 23, and reunion class  October 14
Contact: 957-7755
 
Support Groups are held at 5:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month in the North County Complex, Bldg. C928, located at 725 Veteran’s Memorial Highway, Smithtown, NY. Support Groups are also held at 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at the Riverhead Library located at 330 Court St., Riverhead, NY. In order to attend the support group, participants must have attended and completed a full program (six weeks) of smoking cessation classes.
 
Smoking cessation sessions will be rolled out in communities throughout Suffolk County over the course of the year. For more information on Suffolk County’s tobacco cessation classes, call 853-4017 or visit the Suffolk County website.

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