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Smoking May Increase Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Another Reason to Quit Smoking: Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

The reasons to quit smoking keep piling up and here is the latest: smoking may increase your risk for type 2 diabetes.

In a review of 25 different diabetes and smoking studies that combined involved over one million people, the data revealed that smokers are 44 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. The different studies involved in the review lasted as short as five years and as long as 30 years. Heavy smokers, people who smoked 20 cigarettes or more a day, were more at risk than people who smoked only a few cigarettes a day. The study did not prove that smoking directly causes type 2 diabetes but illustrated that there is indeed some correlation between the two. I think that relationship definitely merits more research.

If you are trying to quit smoking, check out these widgets from the American Cancer Society. They will help you count down to your quit day as well as help you fight the cravings when you do decide to give up your smokes.


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veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
yea, what's new..everyone knows smoking is bad..doesn't mean people will kick the habit.
JessBear JessBear 9 years
I'm on my boyfriend's computer right now, and I just downloaded the quit clock for him. Thanks, Fit! He smoked almost a pack a day when we met, and I don't know how I put up with it. Now he's down to ten or so a week, and never when I'm around.
nikodarling nikodarling 9 years
I can't believe people still smoke after all we know. Sure its hard to quit but I don't know how anyone can justify smoking.
emalove emalove 9 years
I'm so glad I quit IS so bad. I smoked for almost ten years and I just got tired of it. I still have one every now and then when I'm drunk at a party and I always regret it after. Cigarettes are gross...I wish they didn't exist.
smarler smarler 9 years
Ashcwebb, I quit smoking last Spring. Believe it or not, it's a lot easier than you think. It's kind of like working out - sometimes you have to drag yourself to the gym and you really don't want to be there, but once your work-out is over, you think, "Now, that really wasn't so hard, was it?" Also, I have started thinking about cigarettes like they are heroin. I wouldn't start doing heroin thinking it's a one-time deal. Neither is smoking, and those thoughts help me when I'm tempted to slip back into "just one drag."
suzanne suzanne 9 years
Smokers are so messy... litter-wise :MOB:
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I hate smoking, I can't even be near people who do. I think it's so disgusting. :sick:
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Ekkkk! I ahve really cut back on smoking but I haven't stopped yet :( It is really hard. But I use to smoke like half a pack (almsot) a day and now I might have one every 2 or 3 days. Slowly, I am getting there.
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