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Tobacco Use

Tobacco use increases the already elevated risk of cardiovascular and microvascular complications in people with diabetes. Research shows that a brief tobacco dependence treatment intervention delivered by one provider can increase quit rates by as much as 80%.

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Clinical Practice Recommendations

Recommendations for Tobacco Screening and Cessation

  • Screen for non-ceremonial tobacco use (smoking, oral tobacco, and electronic nicotine delivery systems) and exposure to second hand smoke at least annually.
  • Ask tobacco users at every diabetes visit about their willingness to quit, provide counseling, and offer tobacco dependence treatment.

Clinician and Educator Resources

Patient Education Resources

Online Catalog: Free Toboacco Cessation Resources

IHS Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention


Tobacco Prevention

Indian Health Service


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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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Department of Health and Human Services