Quitting smoking before and staying quit after a surgery can help you recover and reduce your risk of complications.

 

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  • Those who stop smoking for more than one month before their surgery have improved lung and heart health, improved wound healing, and lower risk of infection
  • Current smokers have a higher risk of complications, which puts them at risk for staying in the hospital longer and having a slower recovery
  • Patients who quit for surgery are twice as likely to stay off cigarettes for good.

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