Author Affiliations: Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology (Drs Ding and Hu), Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts; Division of Preventive Medicine (Dr Ding) and Channing Laboratory (Dr Hu), Department of Medicine (Drs Ding and Hu), Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston.
Although smoking has long been acknowledged as a major contributor to the global burden of cardiovascular disease and cancer, the adverse effect of smoking on type 2 diabetes has been generally underrecognized. Indeed, the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates of smoking-attributable mortality do not incorporate the impact of smoking on diabetes.1
Ding EL, Hu FB. Smoking and Type 2 DiabetesUnderrecognized Risks and Disease Burden. JAMA. 2007;298(22):2675-2676. doi:10.1001/jama.298.22.2675