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Smoking Cessation Classes

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 February 22, 2017


    MONDAY

     

    Riverhead Public Library

    330 Court Street, Riverhead

    Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27 | April 3, 10

    Reunion: May 1, 2017

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact: Janis 631-853-3187

     


    TUESDAY

     

    Brookhaven Memorial Hospital

    100 Hospital Road, Patchogue

    Dates: April 18, 25 | May 2, 9, 16

    Reunion: June 6, 2017

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact: Janis 631-853-3187

     

    Huntington Hospital

    270 Park Avenue, Huntington

    Dates: April 18, 25 | May 2, 9, 16, 23

    Reunion: June 13, 2017

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact: Debora 631-853-2928


    THURSDAY

     

    Good Samaritan Hospital

    1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip

    Dates: February 23 | March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    Reunion: April 20, 2017

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact: Janis 631-853-3187

     

    St. Catherine of Siena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

    52 Route 25A, Smithtown

    Dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27 | May 4, 11

    Reunion: June 1, 2017

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact: Janis 631-853-3187

     


    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