Health Services

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North County Complex
Building C928
Hauppauge, NY 11788
 
Phone (631) 853-3162

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 Update JULY 30, 2015

     

    MONDAY

     

    Sweezey Pavillion

    103 West Main Street, Patchogue

    Dates: September 14, 21, 28 October 5, 19, 26

    Reunion: November 16, 2015

    Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

    Contact: 631 654-7168

     

    Smithtown Public Library, Main Branch

    1 North Country Road, Smithtown

    Dates: September 21, 28 October 5, 19, 26 November 2

    Reunion: November 23, 2015

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact: 360-2480 x235

     

    TUESDAY

     

    St. Charles Hospital

    200 Belle Terre Road, Port Jefferson

    Dates: August 18, 25 September 1, 8, 15, 22

    Reunion: October 13, 2015

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact: 473-7848

     

    West Babylon Public Library

    211 Route 109, West Babylon

    Dates: September 15, 22, 29 October 6, 13, 20

    Reunion: November 10, 2015

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact: 669-5445

     

    Suffolk County Community College

    533 College Road, Selden

    Dates: September 29 October 6, 13, 20, 27

    Reunion: November 17, 2015

    Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM

    Contact: 451-4047

     

    HRHCare Marilyn Shellaberger Health Center at Shirley

    550 Montauk Highway, Shirley

    Dates: October 27 November 10, 17, 24 December 1, 8

    Reunion: December 29, 2015

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact: 490-3040 x85011

     

    WEDNESDAY

     

    Suffolk County Community College

    121 Speonk-Riverhead Road, Riverhead

    Dates: October 14, 21, 28 November 4, 18, 25

    Reunion: December 16, 2015

    Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

    Contact: 548-2510

     

    THURSDAY

     

    Sachem Public Library

    150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook

    Dates: August 20, 27 September 3, 10, 17, 24

    Reunion: October 15, 2015

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact: 588-5024

     

    Riverhead Free Library

    330 Court Street, Riverhead

    Dates: September 24 October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    Reunion: October 15, 2015

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact: 727-3228

     

    Dolan Health Center

    284 Pulaski Road, Greenlawn

    Dates: October 15, 22, 29 November 5, 12, 19

    Reunion: December 10, 2015

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact: 351-2385

     

    FRIDAY

    No classes scheduled

     

    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