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Diabetes Standards of Care & Clinical Practice Resources

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 Tobacco Cessation Resources

IHS Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention

Tobacco Prevention

Indian Health Service

Smoking and Tobacco Use Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving

Department of Health and Human Services