Hosting Org: Suffolk County Department of Health
Date: August 15, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Bellport Community Center, 4 Bell Street, Bellport, NY 11713
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:
- Thursday, August 15th
- Thursday, August 22nd
- Thursday, August 29th
- Thursday, September 5th
- Thursday, September 12th
- Reunion: Thursday, October 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!