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Occasional Smoker. Okay to Quit 3 Weeks Before Surgery?

I smoke occationally with friends, only when i am having drinks, i have surgery in 3 weeks if i dont soke from this point on will i be ok?

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Occasional Smoker. Okay to Quit 3 Weeks Before Surgery?

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I ask my patients to avoid smoking for two weeks before and two weeks after surgery to minimize the risk for wound healing problems. If you can avoid smoking for longer than that then do so. The more time you spend away from smoking, the lower your risk for surgery ( and anesthesia )will become.


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