New tobacco cessation classes starting soon

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:

Middle Island
Longwood Public Library
800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY 11953
Dates:  Thursday May 25; June  1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017; Reunion: July 20, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m
Contact:  631-924-6400 x 244

Sayville Public Library
88 Greene Ave., Sayville, NY 11782
Dates:  Thursday June 8, 15, 22, 29 July  6, 13, 2017; Reunion: August 3, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m
Contact:  631-853-3187

Middle Country Public Library
101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach,  NY 11720
Dates:  Thursday  June  20, 27, July 11,18,25, August 1, 2017; Reunion: August 22, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m
Contact:  631-585-9393 x 218


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