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Healthy Suffolk: Learn to Be…Tobacco Free

LongIsland.com

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.

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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 14, 2016 - 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:

Hauppauge
Suffolk County Dept. of Health
725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Bldg. C-928 Hauppauge, NY 11788

Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesdays, January 19, 26 February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2016
Reunion: March 15, 2016

Contact: 631-853-2928

Patchogue
Swezey Medical Pavilion
103 West Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.,
Mondays, January 25, February 1, 8, 22, 29, March 7, 2016
Reunion: March 28, 2016

Contact:  631-654-7168

Coram
HRHCare Elsie Owens Health Center at Coram

82 Middle Country Rd. Coram NY 11727
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.,
Thursdays, February 18, 25, March 3, 10,17, 24, 2016
Reunion: April 14, 2016

Contact:  631-320-2220 ext. 52165

North Babylon
North Babylon Public Library

815 Deer Park Avenue, North Babylon, NY 11703
Time: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesdays, March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19
Reunion: May 10, 2016
Contact:  631-669-4020