Suffolk Health Commissioner Encourages Tobacco
Users to Seek Help in Attempting to Break Their Addiction
Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James
Tomarken encourages residents who use tobacco to seek help in attempting to break
their addiction by registering for Suffolk County’s “Learn to Be …Tobacco Free” program. The
program, which is free to Suffolk County residents, offers assistance with
planning, support, and counseling. The program also provides over-the counter
medications for a fee to participants who are medically eligible.
remains the leading preventable cause of death and illness in the U.S., with
nearly half a million Americans dying prematurely from smoking each year and
more than 16 million Americans suffering from diseases caused by smoking,” said
shown that tobacco users who try to break their addiction with behavioral
support are more likely to be successful than those who try to do so without
support. Registration for the program is open until the second week of each
session. Classes will take place as follows:
Holbrook Road, Holbrook
November 5, 19, 26 | December 3, 10, 17
January 7, 2018
6:00p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
365 East Main St.
Patchogue, NY 11772
Dates: November 13,20,27, December 4,11,18
Reunion: January 8, 2019
Contact: Debora 631-853-2928