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Healthy Suffolk: Learn to Be…Tobacco Free

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  28. October 2016

Suffolk County, NY - October 26, 2016 - Health Commissioner James Tomarken, MD, encourages residents who use tobacco to obtain help in breaking their addiction through Suffolk County’s “Learn to Be …Tobacco Free” program.

“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:

Port Jefferson
John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
75 North Country Road
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursdays, November 3, 10,  December 1, 8, 15, 22,  2016
Reunion: January 12, 2017
Contact: 631-476-2723

 
Brentwood
Brentwood Public Library
2nd Avenue and 4th Street
Brentwood, NY 11717
Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Mondays,   November 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12, 19, 2016
Reunion: January 9, 2017
Contact: 631-273-7883
 
Greenlawn
Harborfields Public Library
31 Broadway
Greenlawn, NY 11740
Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, November 15, 22, 29, December 6, 13, 20, 2016
Reunion: January 10, 2017
Contact: 631-757-4200
 


Learn more about the “Tobacco Free” program, by going to the Program Website
and watch the video: Learn to Be…Tobacco Free Program

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