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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Media Advisory: Suffolk County Legislature Slated to Approve Tobacco Free Pharmacy Bill

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Riverhead, NY – At TODAY’s General Meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature in Riverhead, lawmakers are expected to approve a bill prohibiting the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies. With tobacco continuing to be the number one cause of preventable death throughout the world, the sale of such products in these establishments is at odds with their primary role of helping residents to maintain and improve wellness. The opposing values have prompted a tobacco-free pharmacy movement to enact similar municipal and corporate policies throughout the country.

Bill sponsors Legislator William R. Spencer, MD and Legislator Rudy A. Sunderman will be joined by public health advocates to announce the passage of this significant bipartisan legislation which is part of the County’s ongoing mission to reduce tobacco use and improve the health of all residents.


Who: Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D., 18th District

          Legislator Rudy A. Sunderman, 3rd District

          Legislator Samuel Gonzalez, 9th District

          Legislator Bill Lindsay, 8th District

          Pat Bishop-Kelly, Member of the Suffolk County Board of Health and American Cancer 

Society Board of Advisors

          Lori Benincasa, Retired Director of Health Education for Suffolk County

When: Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at 12:45pm

Where:   Lobby of the Evans K. Griffing Building

               300 Center Drive

Riverhead, New York 11901

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