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Commack schools commended for anti-smoking program
The Commack School District was recently recognized by the Tobacco Action Coalition of Long Island for their "leadership and commitment to maintaining a tobacco free environment." The district was invited to participate this annual recognition event - "Celebrating Tobacco Control Champions"- which brings the leaders in the field of education together with those representing a cross-section of the Long Island business community.Commack was among distinguished honorees such as leaders from the Nassau University Medical Center and Dowling College, as well as elected officials Assemb. Rob Walker and Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto. The Tobacco-Free Healthy Schools Project is part of a statewide effort funded by the Department of Health - Tobacco Control Program that addresses the importance of comprehensive tobacco policies in school systems to reduce youth initiation and exposure to secondhand smoke. Accepting the award for the district, in the photo above, were Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education David Weiss (left) and School Superintendent Dr. James Feltman (right). It was presented by Karyn Kirschbaum, a school tobacco policy specialist with the Long Island Regional Student Support Service. Brenda Lentsch handles public relations for Commack public schools