Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc.
Celebrating Five Years of Community Outreach and Advocacy 

Smoke Free

Do you know the risk of Smoking and Diabetes? Are you aware that secondhand smoke has been linked to Type 2 diabetes and obesity?

Join Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc. efforts to educate the community about the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke exposure. Please download our flyer to share in your community. 

What We Believe

- Smoking and secondhand smoke can contribute to very serious, life-threatening health complications for people with diabetes- or at a high risk of developing diabetes.

- People with diabetes who smoke have higher levels of HbA1c than nonsmoking people with diabetes

- There is no safe level exposure to secondhand smoke.

- Everyone has the right to breathe smoke-free air.

- All workers, patrons, and visitors of the state of Georgia should be protected from exposure of secondhand smoke.

What Can Be Done About Secondhand Smoke?

Take action and get involved! Let policymakers know that you want smoke-free air. 

Protect the health of all Georgians. Download the flyer to the right of the page & share it with a friend and those in your community. 

For more information on the dangers of smoking, and secondhand smoke please see the resource list below:

smokefree.gov: A Web site that provides free, accurate information and assistance to help you quit smoking
 and stay tobacco-free.

smokefree.gov (en Español): A Spanish-language Web site that provides free, accurate information and assistance to help you quit smoking and stay tobacco-free.

SmokefreeWomen: A Web site that provides free, accurate information and assistance to help women quit smoking and stay tobacco-free.

SfT (Smokefree Teen): A Web site that provides free, accurate information and assistance to help teens quit smoking and stay tobacco-free.

Tips From Former Smokers: This CDC campaign Web site lets you view the ads, learn more about the people featured and their health conditions, and access quit-smoking resources.

Quit Tobacco: Make Everyone Proud: A DoD-sponsored Web site for military personnel and their families.

American Lung Association: Resources to help smokers figure out their reasons for quitting and then take the big step of quitting for good.

Smoke Free Coalition of Fulton County [Metropolitan Atlanta]: A coalition working to educate the community about the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke exposure.

New Beginnings: "Nicotine is a Drug- You can Quit Smoking"