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Suffolk County Offers Free Classes for Residents Who Wish to be Tobacco Free

The Suffolk County Department of Health encourages residents who use tobacco to obtain help in recovering from their addiction. The county’s evidence-based tobacco cessation program provides participants with important information about the physical, emotional, and habitual aspects of using tobacco and products containing nicotine and provides behavioral modification and supportive pharmaceuticals.

More than 20,000 individuals have participated in the county’s Learn to Be …Tobacco Free cessation program since its inception in 2000. Suffolk County is among New York State counties with the lowest smoking rates and Suffolk with a prevalence of 9.4%. Statewide, the 2021 smoking prevalence rate was 12.0%.

Classes in Shoreham and Coram Will begin in early May as follows:


North Shore Public Library
250 Route 25A, Shoreham
Dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and June 6
Reunion: June 27, 2024
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM


Sun River Health Center, Elsie Owens
82 Middle Country Road, Coram
Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 28, and June 4, 11
Reunion: June 25, 2024
Time: 6:00 – 7:15 PM

Classes in Huntington and Riverhead will begin in July as follows:

Huntington Public Library
338 Main Street, Huntington
Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6
Reunion: August 20, 2024
Time: 6:00 – 7:15 PM

Riverhead Free Library
330 Court Street, Riverhead
Dates: July 8, 15, 22, 29, and August 5, 12
Reunion: August 26, 2024
Time: 6:00 – 7:15 PM

Pre-registration is required for all classes. Registration remains open for each class until the second session.

To register, contact Debora at 631-853-2928 or

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Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901