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

Smoking Cessation Class Schedule

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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 December 3, 2014

    MONDAY

    Babylon Public Library
    24 South Carll Avenue, Babylon
    Dates: January 5, 12, 26 February 2, 9, 23
    Reunion: March 16, 2015
    Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
    Contact: 669-1624

    TUESDAY

    St. Charles Hospital
    200 Belle Terre Road, Port Jefferson
    Dates: December 9, 16, 23, 30 January 6, 13
    Reunion: February 3, 2015
    Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
    Contact:  473-7848

    Center Moriches Library
    235 Main Street, Center Moriches
    Dates: January 13, 20, 27 February 3, 10, 17
    Reunion: March 10, 2015
    Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
    Contact: 878-0940

    Cancer & Blood Specialists of Long Island
    270 Pulaski Road Suite D, Greenlawn
    Dates: January 20, 27 February 3, 10, 17, 24
    Reunion: March 17, 2015
    Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
    Contact: 351-2385

    Brookhaven Memorial Hospital
    100 Hospital Road, Patchogue
    Dates: February 24 March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
    Reunion: April 21, 2015
    Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
    Contact: 654-7168


    WEDNESDAY

    No classes scheduled

    THURSDAY

    Southside Hospital
    301 East Main Street, Bay Shore
    Dates: January 15, 22, 29 February 5, 19, 26
    Reunion: March 19, 2015
    Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
    Contact: 968-3587

    HRHCare at Coram Health Center
    82 Middle Country Road, Coram
    Dates: January 22, 29 February 5, 19, 26 March 5
    Reunion: March 26, 2015
    Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
    Contact: 320-2220 x 52165

    FRIDAY
    No classes scheduled

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

     

    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