How to Make 2017 the Year You Quit Smoking
Ready to kick the habit, once and for all? You can register for the Stop Smoking For Good® program at RediClinic walk-in clinics. Our Stop Smoking For Good program is specially designed by medical professionals to get you the expert smoking cessation help you need.
For Diabetic Smokers, Risk of Early Death is Double
Countless studies have been done on patients who have been through the process of quitting, and the results have shown health improvements beginning on the first day. Recently, researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine confirmed that quitting is particularly crucial for smokers who have diabetes.
After evaluating data on more than 53,000 Americans who were either current or former heavy smokers, they found the risk of early death was dramatically higher – about 50% – if the smoker also had diabetes. Here’s more about findings from the study.
- If a smoker had diabetes, the risk of an early death was approximately double that of a smoker without diabetes.
- Nearly 13% of diabetic smokers died during the study period of seven years, compared to less than 7% of smokers who were not diabetic.
- For female smokers with diabetes, the risk of dying from lung cancer was exceptionally high. Compared to female smokers who did not have the disease, those with diabetes had an 80% higher risk of death from lung cancer. The same trend was not seen among males.
Overall, the study indicated that complications of diabetes – such as cardiovascular disease, kidney and nerve damage, eye problems and more – are more likely to occur if you smoke. RediClinic provides comprehensive diabetes testing for individuals with a family history of the disease, or for anyone who has a concern.
Get Smoking Cessation Support at RediClinic
For only $89, the Stop Smoking for Good program offers you a complete physical exam, health history report, a customized plan for quitting including which medications may work best for you, and educational materials to help you know the steps to take to quit.
If you’re serious about quitting smoking for good, head to your nearest RediClinic walk-in clinic today and make 2017 your best year yet! Make an online appointment at your nearest RediClinic.