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Resource spotlight on tobacco and diabetes: November is American Diabetes Month

The CDC's "Tips from Former Smokers" national tobacco education ad campaign features real people who are living with the effects of serious smoking-related diseases, including diabetes, COPD, asthma, and cancer.

The CDC's "Tips from Former Smokers" national tobacco education ad campaign features real people who are living with the effects of serious smoking-related diseases, including diabetes, COPD, asthma, and cancer.

Bill learned the hard way that smoking makes diabetes harder to control—he went blind in his left eye, suffered kidney failure, and had his leg amputated. In his emotional video from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Tips From Former Smokers campaign, Bill says he is glad he quit before losing everything, and he encourages others to quit, too:

November is American Diabetes Month (ADM), and the TTAC and DTTAC staff have complied a list of resources that you and your public health partners can use to raise awareness about the link between tobacco and diabetes:

Resources from national organizations:

The CDC’s Tips from Former Smokers campaign features Bill and other people whose health has been impacted by their smoking. More about Bill and diabetes:

The American Diabetes Association’s ADM website includes fact sheets, presentations, newsletter inserts, posters, web icons, and banners in English and Spanish. More from the ADA:

Resources from the field:




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