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Smoking Cessation

Building C016, William J. Lindsay County Complex

Hauppauge NY, 11788


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CDC Fast Facts


Doctor with surgical mask  Tobacco use leads to disease and disability.
  • Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, and lung diseases (including emphysema, bronchitis, and chronic airway obstruction).
  • For every person who dies from a smoking-related disease, 20 more people suffer with at least one serious illness from smoking. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death.
  • Worldwide, tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year, and current trends show that tobacco use will cause more than 8 million deaths annually by 2030.
  • In the United States, tobacco use is responsible for about one in five deaths annually (i.e., about 443,000 deaths per year, and an estimated 49,000 of these smoking-related deaths are the result of secondhand smoke exposure).
  • On average, smokers die 13 to 14 years earlier than nonsmokers. The cigarette industry spends billions each year on advertising and promotions.
  • $9.94 billion total spent in 2008
  • $27 million spent a day in 2008 Tobacco use costs the United States billions of dollars each year.
  • Cigarette smoking costs more than $193 billion (i.e., $97 billion in lost productivity plus $96 billion in health care expenditures).
  • Secondhand smoke costs more than $10 billion (i.e., health care expenditures, morbidity, and mortality). State spending on tobacco control does not meet CDC-recommended levels.
  • Collectively, states have billions of dollars available to them—from tobacco excise taxes and tobacco industry legal settlements—for preventing and controlling tobacco use. States currently use a very small percentage of these funds for tobacco control programs.
  • In 2011, states will collect $25.3 billion from tobacco taxes and legal settlements, but states are spending only 2% of the $25.3 billion on tobacco control programs.
  • Investing only about 15% (i.e., $3.7 billion) of the $25.3 billion would fund every state tobacco control program at CDC-recommended levels. More Facts Here.
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    Registration remains open for each class until the second session.


    Last Updated February 1, 2019



    Sayville Public Library

    88 Greene Avenue, Sayville

    Dates: May 6, 13, 20 June 10, 17, 24

    Reunion: July 15, 2019

    Time: 6:00 – 7:00

    Contact: Debora 631-853-2928




    John T. Mather Hospital

    75 North Country Road, Port Jefferson

    Dates: March 19, 26 April 2, 9, 16, 23

    Reunion: May 14, 2019

    Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

    Contact: Debora 631-853-2928


    Longwood Public Library

    800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island

    Dates: May 21, 28 June 4, 11, 18, 25

    Reunion: July 16, 2019

    Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

    Contact: Debora 631-853-2928



    Center Moriches Public Library

    235 Main Street, Center Moriches

    Dates: February 28 March 7, 14, 21, 28 April 4

    Reunion: April 25, 2019

    Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

    Contact: Debora 631-853-2928


    Dolan Family Health Center

    284 Pulaski Road, Greenlawn

    Dates: March 28 April 4, 11, 18, 25 May 2

    Reunion: May 23, 2019

    Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

    Contact: Debora 631-853-2928


    Lindenhurst Public Library

    One Lee Avenue, Lindenhurst

    Dates: May 9, 16, 23, 30 June 6, 13

    Reunion: June 27, 2019

    Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

    Contact: Debora 631-853-2928


    Support Group

    In order to attend the support group, you must have attended and completed a full program (6 weeks) of smoking cessation classes.  Both support groups begin at 5:30 PM


    1st Wednesday of every month

    Suffolk County Health Department

    Health Education

    725 Veteran's Memorial Hwy

    William Lindsay Complex, Bldg. C016

    Hauppauge, NY 11788


    3rd Wednesday of every month

    Riverhead Library

    330 Court St.

    Riverhead, NY 11901


    New York State Quitline: 1-866-697-8487