Cigarette smoking and the risk of diabetes in women.

  title={Cigarette smoking and the risk of diabetes in women.},
  author={Eric B. Rimm and Joann E. Manson and Meir Jonathan Stampfer and Graham A. Colditz and Walter C Willett and Bernard A Rosner and Charles H. Hennekens and Frank E. Speizer},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={83 2},
OBJECTIVES Noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, is prevalent in more than 12 million Americans. A voluminous amount of data demonstrates that cigarette smoking is an important cause of cancer and coronary heart disease. However, the association between cigarette smoking and the risk of diabetes is virtually unexplored, especially in women. METHODS We examined the association between smoking and the incidence of noninsulin-dependent diabetes… CONTINUE READING