Hosting Org: Suffolk County Department of Health
Date: June 15, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Sayville Library, 88 Greene Avenue, Sayville, NY 11782
Event Link: Learn to be…Tobacco Free Program
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.
“Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death and illness in the U.S., with nearly half a million Americans die prematurely from smoking each year and more than 16 million Americans suffering from diseases caused by smoking,” said Dr. Tomarken.
Studies have 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:
Friday, June 8th
- Friday, June 15th
- Friday, June 22nd
- Friday, June 29th
- Friday, July 6th
- Friday, July 13th
- Reunion: Friday, August 3rd
Pre-registration is required. Please call the number listed below for more information or to register. Registration remains open for each class until the second session. For more class sessions, please visit program website!
Public Health Educator