Farmingville, NY - Councilwoman Valerie M. Cartright has announced that Youth Vaping Cessation classes are now being offered at Brookhaven Town Hall, One Independence Hill in Farmingville. The classes, which are presented by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Tuesday evening classes are part of a monthly, four-week series program that began in November and continue until the school year ends in June. The initiative is aimed at reducing youth and teen vaping in Suffolk County. The classes, which are believed to be the first of their kind in New York State, offer school age youth the tools to develop the skills necessary to address their vaping and addiction.Classes are open to all Brookhaven youth. School districts may refer students to the program as an alternative to in school or out of school suspension for vaping related offenses. Currently, over five Brookhaven school districts and six high schools are participating as an alternative to suspension program. All school districts in Brookhaven are encouraged to participate and refer students. Students may also sign themselves up or be referred by a parent."Vaping is such a critically important health issue in our country. Youth vaping has serious personal and health consequences and it is important to have resources in place to address this problem. This initiative came out of the collaborative work of the Drug Prevention Coalition in my district, but it is a Town wide resource," stated Councilwoman Valerie Cartright. "Brookhaven is proud to be leading the charge in helping to address this public health issue and to provide resources to the community."For vape-out! planning, please contact: John Martin, Supervising Public Health Educator @ (631)853-3136 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Council District One Drug Prevention Coalition please visit www.drugpreventioncoalition.com or contact Councilwoman Cartright’s office at 631-451-6963.
Vaping & Tobacco Intervention Resources
Division of Public Information * Office of the SupervisorOne Independence Hill • Farmingville • NY 11738 • Phone 631-451-6595