May I smoke prior to the surgery?

 

May I smoke prior to the surgery?

Studies have shown that a patient will do better in the postoperative period if they can refrain from smoking for 24 hours or longer prior to the surgery. If this is not possible, the longer you can refrain, the better your recovery will be.  For further information regarding the risk of smoking associated with surgery, refer to the link below.

Stop Smoking for Surgery

 

 

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