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SCDHS: Resolve to Be Tobacco Free

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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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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 - February 24, 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:

Riverhead Public Library
330 Court Street
Riverhead, NY 11901
Dates: Monday  March 6, 13, 20, 27 April 3, 10, 2017
Reunion: May 1, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m
Contact: Janis: 631-853-3187

St Catherine of Siena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
52 Route 25A
Smithtown NY 11787
Dates:  Thursday April 6, 13, 20, 27 May 4,11, 2017
Reunion: June  1, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m
Contact: Janis: 631-853-3187

Brookhaven Memorial Hospital
100 Hospital Road
Patchogue, NY 11772
Dates:  Tuesday April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16,  2017
Reunion: June 6, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m
Contact: Janis: 631-853-3187