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


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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 April 2, 2015

     

    MONDAY

    Brookhaven Town Hall
    One Independence Hill, Farmingville
    Dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27 May 4, 11
    Reunion: June 1, 2015
    Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
    Contact: 451-8026

    North Shore Public Library
    250 25A, Shoreham
    Dates: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July 6
    Reunion: July 27, 2015
    Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
    Contact: 929-4488

    Middle Country Public Library
    575 Middle Country Road, Selden
    Dates: June 29 July 6, 13, 20, 27 August 3
    Reunion: August 24, 2015
    Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
    Contact: 585-93993 ext. 218

    TUESDAY

    Connetquot Public Library
    760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia
    Dates: May 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2, 9
    Reunion: June 30, 2015
    Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
    Contact: 567-5079

    South Huntington Library
    145 Pidgeon Hill Road, South Huntington
    Dates: May 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2, 9
    Reunion: June 30, 2015
    Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
    Contact: 549-4411

    Hampton Bays Library
    52 Ponquogue Avenue, Hampton Bays
    Dates: June 16, 23, 30 July 14, 21, 28
    Reunion: August 17, 2015
    Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
    Contact: 728-6241


    WEDNESDAY

    No classes scheduled


    THURSDAY

    Good Samaritan Hospital Cancer Help and Wellness Center
    32 Park Avenue, Bay Shore
    Dates: April 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21
    Reunion: June 11, 2015
    Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
    Contact: 376-4444

    John T. Mather Hospital
    75 North Country Road, Port Jefferson
    Dates: April 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28
    Reunion: June 18, 2015
    Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
    Contact: 476-2723


    Suffolk County Department of Health
    725 Veterans Highway Bldg. C 928, Hauppauge
    Dates: May 28 June 4, 11, 18, 25 July 9
    Reunion:  July 30, 2015
    Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
    Contact: 853-3187


    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 Highway
    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