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"Tobacco is the number one killer of diabetics"


INTERVIEW - Professor Vincent Durlach is a professor of therapy, diabetologist and tobacco specialist at the University Hospital of Reims. He is also vice-president of the Société francophone de tabacologie (STF).


- Congresses, scientific publications… You are multiplying the positions taken on the deleterious links between tobacco and diabetes.


Prof. Vincent DURLACH.


Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health, that being diabetic is bad for your health, however the links between the two pathologies do not seem to me to be at the forefront of the concerns of caregivers in this specialty.

However, tobacco as such increases the risk of type 2 diabetes by 37%, and a study published in 2018 confirmed that smoking is the leading factor in the death of type 2 diabetics. survey conducted by the smoking and diabetes working group among 225 French diabetologists that 89% of them feel incompetent to take charge of their patients' smoking cessation and therefore undertake few operational actions, beyond giving documentation or to send them to Tobacco Info Service (39 89) or a help unit in…

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