Home Community Announcements Six-week smoking cessation program starts March 6

Six-week smoking cessation program starts March 6

Have you been trying to quit smoking but can’t?

“Breaking an addiction to nicotine can be very difficult,” said Suffolk County Health Commissioner James 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.”

Tomarken encourages residents who use tobacco to obtain help in breaking their addiction through Suffolk County’s “Learn to Be …Tobacco Free” program. Click here to watch a video about the program.

The classes are free to Suffolk County residents, though there is a nominal fee for medication for medically eligible participants.

Classes will be held at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court Street, from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3 and 10. There will be a reunion on May 1. 

For more information contact Janis at 631-853-3187.