Health Services

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North County Complex

Building C928

Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone (631) 853-3162

Tobacco Health Education Map

Smoking Cessation Class Schedule

Link to Smokefree.gov
CDC Fast Facts

 

Doctor with surgical mask  Tobacco use leads to disease and disability.
  • Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, and lung diseases (including emphysema, bronchitis, and chronic airway obstruction).
  • For every person who dies from a smoking-related disease, 20 more people suffer with at least one serious illness from smoking. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death.
  • Worldwide, tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year, and current trends show that tobacco use will cause more than 8 million deaths annually by 2030.
  • In the United States, tobacco use is responsible for about one in five deaths annually (i.e., about 443,000 deaths per year, and an estimated 49,000 of these smoking-related deaths are the result of secondhand smoke exposure).
  • On average, smokers die 13 to 14 years earlier than nonsmokers. The cigarette industry spends billions each year on advertising and promotions.
  • $9.94 billion total spent in 2008
  • $27 million spent a day in 2008 Tobacco use costs the United States billions of dollars each year.
  • Cigarette smoking costs more than $193 billion (i.e., $97 billion in lost productivity plus $96 billion in health care expenditures).
  • Secondhand smoke costs more than $10 billion (i.e., health care expenditures, morbidity, and mortality). State spending on tobacco control does not meet CDC-recommended levels.
  • Collectively, states have billions of dollars available to them—from tobacco excise taxes and tobacco industry legal settlements—for preventing and controlling tobacco use. States currently use a very small percentage of these funds for tobacco control programs.
  • In 2011, states will collect $25.3 billion from tobacco taxes and legal settlements, but states are spending only 2% of the $25.3 billion on tobacco control programs.
  • Investing only about 15% (i.e., $3.7 billion) of the $25.3 billion would fund every state tobacco control program at CDC-recommended levels. More Facts Here.
  • Brought to you by the LEARN TO BE... TOBACCO FREE Program

    Pre-registration is required. Please call the numbers listed below.

    Registration remains open for each class until the second session.

     

    Last Updated April 5, 2016


    MONDAY

     

    Paumanack Village

    650 Paumanack Village Drive, Greenlawn

    Dates: July 18, 25 | August 1, 8, 15, 22

    Reunion: September 12, 2016

    Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM

    Contact: 261-2761

     

    Middle Country Public Library

    575 Middle Country Road, Selden

    Dates: July 25 | August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    Reunion: September 12, 2016

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact: 585-9393 x218


    TUESDAY

     

    St. Charles Hospital

    200 Belle Terre Road, Port Jefferson

    Dates: June 7, 14, 21, 28 | July 5, 12

    Reunion: August 2, 2016

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact: 473-7848

     

    Eastern Long Island Hospital

    201 Manor Place, Greenport

    Dates: June 14, 21, 28 | July 5, 19, 26

    Reunion: August 16, 2016

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact: 477-5121

     

    Robert E. Reid Recreation Center

    Defense Road & Route 25A, Shoreham

    Dates: July 26 | August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    Reunion: September 20, 2016

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact: 744-2601


    THURSDAY

     

    Stony Brook Technology Center

    14 Technology Drive, Suite 1, East Setauket

    Dates: May 12, 19, 26 | June 2, 9, 16

    Reunion: July 7, 2016

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact: 444-4000

     

    St. Catherine of Siena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

    52 Route 25A, Smithtown

    Dates: June 9, 16, 23, 30 | July 7, 14

    Reunion: August 4, 2016

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact: 870-3444

     

    Lindenhurst Library

    One Lee Avenue, Lindenhurst

    Dates: July 21, 28 | August 4, 11, 18, 25

    Reunion: September 15, 2016

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact: 957-7755


    Support Group

    In order to attend the support group, you must have attended and completed a full program (6 weeks) of smoking cessation classes.  Both support groups begin at 5:30 PM

     

    1st Wednesday of every month

    Health Department

    725 Veteran's Memorial Hwy

    North County Complex, Bldg. C928

    Hauppauge, NY 11788

     

    3rd Wednesday of every month

    Riverhead Library

    330 Court St.

    Riverhead, NY 11901

     

    New York State Quitline: 1-866-697-8487