The data are rather frightening in their significance, with the Relative Risk of developing Type 2 diabetes increasing somewhat in recent quitters before the benefits of not smoking gradually become evident.

It therefore occurs to me that those wanting to stop smoking may benefit from a comprehensive lifestyle support programme that eliminates or minimises other risk factors.

From a nutrigeneomic perspective, a diet rich in plant-based bioactives capable of upregulating the cell’s own defences would be a foundation to such a programme.  An extensive research database suggest that this would ideally include a source of sulforaphane in the form of a 100% whole broccoli sprout supplement in conjunction with a diet of unprocessed whole foods.