Smokers at 1.5 times higher diabetes risk
On April 13, 2015 ChosunMedia (Korea) reported that The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found:
- Smokers of more than one pack a day are 1.5 times more likely to get diabetes than non-smokers.
- For female smokers, the risk is higher.
- Men who smoked more than 20 cigarettes a day were 45% more at risk than non-smokers, and women nearly two times. S
- Smokers who quit still have a 30% higher chance of becoming diabetic than those who never smoked.
The survey from 2001 to 2014 questioned 7,800 people over 40 in Gyeonggi Province.