"Do you cAARd? Help your patients quit smoking" Campaign
Date Activated: 09/18/2006 (Last Updated 07/17/2012)
Contributed By: California Diabetes Program
Author: California Diabetes Program
Do you cAARd? Ask, Advise, Refer - Help your patients quit smoking.
Use the “Take Charge” Gold Card to refer your patients to the California Smokers” Helpline at
Diabetes Educators throughout California have joined forces with the California Diabetes Program and the California Smokers’ Helpline to assist their patients with diabetes quit smoking.
“Do you cAARd?” challenges Diabetes Educators to use the Gold Card and share it with patients with diabetes who smoke or chew tobacco. The gold card is a marketing piece that urges smokers to call the Helpline, 1-800-NO-BUTTS (1-800-662-8887). To order the Gold Card and other free California Smokers' Helpline materials go to the link below.
Join the “Do you cAARd?” campaign, learn about the Ask, Advise, Refer intervention, and help your patients reduce their risk of complications and improve their health.
The “Do you cAARd?” campaign is a collaborative effort of California Diabetes Educators, the California Diabetes Program and the California Smokers’ Helpline. The campaign includes:
Download the "Do you cAARd?” Toolkit from the link below.
Goals of the campaign are to Increase use of telephone-based tobacco cessation services by persons with diabetes and improve the extent to which health care providers assess smoking status of persons living with diabetes, advise them to quit and refer them to the Helpline (1-800 NO-BUTTS).
Want to learn more about tobacco cessation intervention, how tobacco use complicates chronic diseases and medications for cessation? See the FREE smoking cessation online continuing education program here on DIRC- go to the Do you cAARd? CEU Program link below.
Thank you to the California Diabetes Educators and the “Do you cAARd?” Task Force.
Click on a link below to save the file to your hard drive.
Do you cAARd? Toolkit 2008 (3.33 MB)
Quitting Tips - Help your patients quit (35.0 KB)
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Major funding provided by the Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)