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