Smoking and surgerySurgery - quitting smoking; Surgery - quitting tobacco; Wound healing - smoking
Quitting smoking and other nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, before surgery can improve your recovery and outcome after surgery.
Most people who successfully quit smoking have tried and failed many times. DO NOT give up. Learning from your past tries can help you succeed.
American College of Surgeons website. Quit smoking before your operation. www.facs.org/education/patient-education/patient-resources/prepare/quit-smoking. Updated 2015. Accessed October 3, 2018.
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