Free Smoking Cessation Course in Melville

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Legislator Louis D’Amaro encourage residents in the Melville area to take advantage of a free course to help them quit smoking.

“Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death,” said Bellone, who earlier this year signed legislation to raise the age for the sale of tobacco products to 21 beginning in 2015. “Our ‘Learn to Be Tobacco Free’ program is one of the most successful programs available to residents who wish to quit smoking.”

Classes will be held as follows:

Tuesdays:   6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Dates:         July 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28; September 4 and reunion on Tuesday, September 25, 2014

Location:  St. Charles Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at Melville

1895 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY

Classes are at no cost to residents. Smoking cessation medications will be provided to medically eligible participants for a nominal fee.

“Quitting smoking is not easy,” said Legislator D’Amaro, “This program greatly increases a person’s chances of being successful. I encourage my constituents who need support in quitting smoking to sign up for this effective program.”

Approximately 18,000 individuals have participated in our Learn to Be …Tobacco Free cessation program since its inception in 2000. To find out about classes near you, call 853-4017 or click here.

 

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