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Resolve to be Tobacco Free

Categories: Health Services | Author: gknutson | Posted: 2/24/2017 | Views: 1726


Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken encourages residents who use tobacco to obtain help in breaking their addiction by signing up for Suffolk County’s “Learn to Be …Tobacco Free” program. The program offers assistance with planning, support, counseling and medication if warranted.

“We know more than ever about what works and what doesn't,” said Dr. Tomarken. “Studies have shown that smokers who try to quit smoking using a combination of behavioral support and medicine are three times more likely to be successful than those who try to stop smoking without support.”

The classes are free to Suffolk County residents, though there is a nominal fee for medication for medically eligible participants. Classes will be held as follows:


Riverhead Public Library

330 Court Street

Riverhead, NY 11901

Dates: Monday  March 6, 13, 20, 27 April 3, 10, 2017

Reunion: May 1, 2017

Time: 6:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m

Contact: Janis: 631-853-3187


St Catherine of Siena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

52 Route 25A

Smithtown NY 11787

Dates:  Thursday April 6, 13, 20, 27 May 4,11, 2017

Reunion: June  1, 2017

Time: 6:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m

Contact: Janis: 631-853-3187


Brookhaven Memorial Hospital

100 Hospital Road

Patchogue, NY 11772

Dates:  Tuesday April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16,  2017

Reunion: June 6, 2017

Time: 6:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m

Contact: Janis: 631-853-3187




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