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Office of Health Education

Smoking Cessation

Building C016, William J. Lindsay County Complex

Hauppauge NY, 11788

631-853-4017

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 16, 2018


    MONDAY

     

    HRHCare Shirley at Marilyn Shellabarger

    550 Montauk Highway, Shirley

    Dates: June 4, 11, 18 , 25 | July 2, 9

    Reunion: July 23, 2018

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact JANIS: 631-853-3187

     


    TUESDAY

     

    Longwood Public Library

    800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island

    Dates: May 22, 29 | June 5, 12, 19, 26

    Reunion: July 17, 2018

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact DEBORA: 631-853-2928

     

    Sayville Library

    88 Greene Avenue, Sayville

    Dates: June 5, 12, 19, 26 | July 10, 17

    Reunion: August 7, 2018

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact JANIS: 631-853-3187

     

    Middle Country Public Library

    101 Eastwood Blvd, Centereach

    Dates: July 24, 31 | August 7, 14, 21, 28

    Reunion: September 18, 2018

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact DEBORA: 631-853-2928

     


    THURSDAY

     

    Riverhead Public Library

    330 Court Street, Riverhead

    Dates: May 24, 31 | June 7, 14, 21, 28

    Reunion: July 19, 2018

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact JANIS: 631-853-3187

     

    East Northport Library

    185 Larkfield Road, East Northport

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

    Reunion: July 26, 2018

    Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM

    Contact DEBORA: 631-853-2928

     

    Copiague Public Library

    50 Deauville Blvd, Copiague

    Dates: July 12, 19, 26 | August 2, 9, 16

    Reunion: September 6, 2018

    Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Contact DEBORA: 631-853-2928

     


    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

    Suffolk County Health Department

    Health Education

    725 Veteran's Memorial Hwy

    William Lindsay Complex, Bldg. C016

    Hauppauge, NY 11788

     

    3rd Wednesday of every month

    Riverhead Library

    330 Court St.

    Riverhead, NY 11901

     


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