We all know smoking tobacco poses serious health risks. But what some people don’t know is that smoking can make certain health issues caused by diabetes worse or cause them to deteriorate faster.
If you have diabetes and quit smoking, you may experience the following major health benefits right away or soon after quitting:
Quitting smoking can benefit your health right away by helping you to better control your diabetes and reduce your risk for serious complications. If you have diabetes and smoke, talk to your doctor or Rite Aid Pharmacist about which smoking cessation options are available to you. You can also access helpful quit smoking tools from Rite Aid.
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These articles are not a substitute for medical advice, and are not intended to treat or cure any disease. Advances in medicine may cause this information to become outdated, invalid, or subject to debate. Professional opinions and interpretations of scientific literature may vary. Consult your healthcare professional before making changes to your diet, exercise, or medication regime.