Learn More about Diabetes & Smoking

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If you have diabetes, smoking means you are more likely to have serious health problems, such as blindness, nerve damage, heart and kidney disease, and poor blood flow to your feet and legs.

American Diabetes Association: Smoking
http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/prevention/checkup-america/smoking.html

CDC: Smoking and Diabetes
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/diseases/diabetes.html

CDC: Tips from Former Smokers – Bill’s story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYVuUFPFOc0

Mayo Clinic: For Those with Diabetes, Smoking Can Increase Complications
http://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-edge-newspaper-2010/oct-01b.html

WebMD: Tips for Quitting Smoking if you have Diabetes
http://diabetes.webmd.com/diabetes-smoking-cessation-tips

Time: Why Smoking Is Especially Bad If You Have Diabetes
http://healthland.time.com/2011/03/27/why-smoking-is-a-bad-idea-for-diabetics/

Resources for Quitting

American Cancer Society: The Great American Smokeout
http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/greatamericansmokeout/index

QUITPLAN Services - Smoking is expensive. Quitting is free.
https://www.quitplan.com/
Call 7 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week: 1-888-354-PLAN (7526)
Para Ayunda espanol, llamenos: 1-888-354-PLAN (7526)

American Cancer Society: Guide to Quitting Smoking http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/guidetoquittingsmoking

American Lung Association: Online program and tools to stop smoking
http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/

CDC: Tips from Former Smokers
http://www.cdc.gov/tips

SmokeFree: Resources for getting and staying smoke-free
http://smokefree.gov/