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The Ultimate Diabetes and Smoking Quiz
by Staff
It's no big surprise, you've heard it all before: Smoking is not good for your health. It causes a vast array of health complications and places you at risk for a variety of different cancers. Add diabetes to the equation and health complications pile up. Take this quiz and learn why, once and for all, smoking is so disastrous for your health.

What complications can result from smoking if you have diabetes?

  • heart disease
  • blood vessel disease
  • both of the above

How does smoking place you at increased risk of a heart attack?

  • Smoking decreases the oxygen to bodily tissues.
  • Smoking can cause heart valve problems.
  • both of the above

How does smoking place you at increased risk for blood vessel disease?

  • Smoking damages blood vessels.
  • Smoking constricts blood vessels.
  • both of the above

People with diabetes who smoke are ____ times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than people with diabetes who don't smoke.

  • three
  • four
  • five

What are smoking withdrawal symptoms?

  • sweating, headaches and dizziness
  • fatigue, constipation and irritability
  • both of the above

When do withdrawal symptoms peek in intensity?

  • after 12 hours
  • after two days
  • after one week

What are the positive effects of smoking?

  • decreases anxiety
  • suppresses hunger
  • both of the above

What is the first thing you should do when you decide to quit smoking?

  • Study your smoking habits.
  • Tell all your friends and family.
  • Buy nicotine gum.

Nicotine replacement therapy helps with:

  • physical addiction
  • psychological addiction
  • both of the above

Who is most likely to benefit from nicotine replacement therapy?

  • Someone who smokes 20 or more cigarettes a day.
  • Someone who smokes first thing in the morning.
  • either of the above

Why are nicotine patches not appropriate for people with diabetes?

  • It interferes with insulin shots and diabetes medication.
  • It increases blood glucose levels.
  • both of the above

What resources are available if you want to quit smoking?

  • support groups
  • self-help manuals
  • both of the above

What alternative method may help you quit smoking?

  • hypnosis
  • acupuncture
  • both of the above

Most people who try to quit smoking relapse within the first:

  • month
  • three months
  • year

How much weight will you likely gain once you quit smoking?

  • 5 to 10 pounds
  • 10 to 15 pounds
  • 15 to 20 pounds

How many smoking-related deaths occur each year in the United States?

  • 50,000 deaths
  • 100,000 deaths
  • 200,000 deaths

If you have diabetes and you smoke, you are at increased risk of:

  • foot or leg amputation
  • kidney disease
  • both of the above

Smoking increases your risk of what type of cancer?

  • mouth, throat and lung cancer
  • bladder, kidney and stomach cancer
  • both of the above

Smoking _____ your risk of having a stroke.

  • doubles
  • triples
  • quadruples

Smoking can greatly decrease your quality of life because:

  • It decreases your joint mobility.
  • It increases the likelihood of getting sick with colds and infections.
  • both of the above