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Suffolk County Residents Encouraged to Obtain Help through "Learn to Be... Tobacco Free" Program

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Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken encourages residents who use tobacco to obtain help in breaking their addiction.

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The classes are free to Suffolk County residents, though there is a nominal fee for medication for medically eligible participants.

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Suffolk County, NY - January 10, 2017 - 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:

Tuesday

HRHCare Shirley
550 Montauk Highway, Shirley
Dates: February 7, 14, 21, 28 March 7, 14
Reunion: April 4, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Contact: 631-853-3187

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 – 7:00 PM
Contact: 631-853-2928

Thursday

HRHCare at Coram
82 Middle Country Road, Coram
Dates: February 2, 9, 16, 23 March 2, 9
Reunion: March 30, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Contact: 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 – 7:00 PM
Contact: 631-853-3187

For more information, go to suffolkcountyny.gov