Nice post Emu,thanks.
As for the increase in quitters chances of getting diabetes,its based on the indiviules lifestyle and habits as they seek replacements for the cravings of nicotine. If most used some common sense,they would be ok.
Apart from taking medication,there are a few other ways to help control diabetes,exercise and diet,reserch has been done(tho not alot) on the benifits of a vegan diet and how it affects thoses with diabetes,results of the tests show
" 43%(21 of 49) of the vegan group and 26% (13 of 50) of the ADA group participants reduced diabetes medications."
Full report can be found at [url] http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/29/8/1777.long[/url]
Even better for helping to control diabetes would be a raw food vegan diet(although not diabetic my self I have tried this typre of diet before and did notice a big change in my health).The name puts alot of people off but can assure you that you can have so much tasty food while on this diet.For more info check out www.rawfor30days.com
,or download the film http://extratorrent.cc/torrent_trackers/1578643/Simply+Raw+-+Reversing+Diabetes+in+30+Days+DVDRip+XviD.html
As for smoking goes,well in the UK they moan about how much the cost of ill smokers getting treated by the National Health Service,well not many know this the cost of treatment per year spent on smoking related illness is approx £ 1.6 billion,yes alot of money that could be spent elsewhere and there is talk about charging smokers for treatment! well think about this,each year (since 2006/7) in the UK approx £10 billion is raised thro tax and excise duties fron cigarettes and tobacco.As a smoker if I get ill should I ask for a refund,as I have paid my fair share towards the NHS? On average for every packet of cigarettes you buy 76% of the cost is pure tax!