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Smoking worsens risk factors for diabetics


Last updated 7/24/2008 at Noon

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), tobacco has many bad health effects, particularly for people with diabetes. They further explain that no matter how long you’ve smoked, your health will improve after you quit.

Smoking can hurt your health. Tobacco narrows the blood vessels and increases your risk of heart disease. It can also cause cancer.

Studies have shown that nicotine, the drug in tobacco, is one of the most addictive substances known. The ADA lists some ways smoking hurts your health:

1. Smoking raises your blood sugar level, making it harder to control your d...

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