Diabetes and Smoking

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There are smoking and psychological issues in diabetes, say A. Zambanini, C. S. McIntosh, C. Mitchell, J. Catalan, and M. D. Feher, "Psychological Issues in Diabetes," 354 The Lancet (#9172) 3 July 1999.

See also the article "Smoking and diabetes" (2005), saying, inter alia, "There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that smoking is an independent risk factor for diabetes and that among people with diabetes, smoking aggravates the risk of serious disease and premature death." For more on smoking and diabetes, click here.

Cigarettes contain toxic chemicals. These depress the immune system.

Results such as injuries, diseases, and deaths are "natural and probable consequences." Pursuant to standard lawbook definitions, nonsmokers' involuntary foreseeable deaths constitute murder. The high number of deaths is a "holocaust" according to the Royal Society of Physicians' 1971 criteria, and is part of the total genocide problem.

Smoking leads to alcoholism, drug abuse, mental disorder. All of these impair judgement in smokers.

Re diabetes, smokers' Toxic Tobacco Smoke (TTS) adversely affects nonsmokers. See, e.g., "A Prospective Study Investigating the Association Between Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure and the Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in Never Smokers" (Annals of Epidemiology, vol. 21 (#1), pp 42-47 (Jan 2011)). This provides evidence that TTS "exposure is a significant risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes with dose-response relationship."

Michigan Governor John Engler and staff have been supportive of action to enforce Michigan's 1909 cigarette ban law, issuing five pertinent memoranda.
Exec Order 1992-3 Law Support Letter # 1 Anti-Cigarette Smuggling Finding Law Support Letter # 2 Governor's Overview

Related Medical Data Web Sites
Cigarettes' Toxic Chemicals Medical Statistics
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Prevent SIDS Smoker Addiction
Smoker Brain Damage Smoker Mental Disorder

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