Suffolk County Program: Learn to Live Without Tobacco

A free “Learn to Be Tobacco Free” program administered by the Suffolk County Health Department begins tomorrow, November 30th at the Elsie Owens Health Care Center in Coram.

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Coram, NY - November 29, 2017 - Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker encourages Suffolk County residents struggling with tobacco addiction to enroll in the “Learn to Be...Tobacco Free” program through the Suffolk County Department of Health Services. This program offers support, planning, and counseling for those who are seeking help with breaking their smoking addiction. Classes are FREE for Suffolk County residents, with the exception of a nominal fee for medication for those who qualify. A 6-week cessation program will be held at the HRHCare Elsie Owens Health Care Center in Coram (82 Middle Country Road, Coram). The class will be held from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM on the following dates: November 30, December 7, 14, 21, 28, and January 4, with a reunion on January 25.

“Cigarettes kill 1,200 Americans every day. More people die each year from smoking than from murder, AIDS, suicide, drugs, car crashes, and alcohol, combined,” said Legislator Anker. “It is so important that those who are struggling with nicotine addiction receive the support they need. The Suffolk County Department of Health Services provides programs such as ‘Learn to Be...Tobacco Free’ to help our loved ones and fellow community members break free from nicotine addiction.”

To enroll in the tobacco cessation program in Coram, please call 631-853-2928. For more information and a complete list of “Learn to Be…Tobacco Free” smoking cessation classes, please visit