Tobacco warning labels that include graphic pictures of the health consequences of smoking are more effective than text-only warnings, a study found.

Kick the habit.

Smoking is a major factor in atherosclerosis, which frequently puts people with diabetes in the hospital when an artery becomes blocked and causes a heart attack, stroke or other vascular problem. Smoking also raises blood pressure and cholesterol. Diabetes also puts smokers at greater risk of pneumonia – and of having a worse case.

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