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Smoking Cessation Prior To Surgery

It is good practice that any patient we refer should be advised of the significant health benefits of smoking cessation. This article provides links to some useful documents that may help you with this. The LMC view is that we support this good practice. We do not support anything that interrupts the referral process.

Smoking up to the time of any surgery increases cardiac and pulmonary complications, impairs tissue healing and is associated with more infections and other complications at the surgical site.

The Clinical Case for Smoking Cessation before Surgery

Smoke Free  - Track progress measures in days smoke free, cigarettes not smoked, money saved.  Sets twice daily missions  and rewards and helps patients stay smoke free. 

 

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Updated on Wednesday, 3 March 2021 1451 views