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Meth how long before surgery should he stop smoking.

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Stop Now: You must stop now. This is really a site with real doctors. We believe in health. The disease of addiction and the use of methamphetamines put significant risk to your heart and brain. You must stop now. Do you need help?
Dr. Keshab Paudel
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
It depends: Most doctors want you to stop cigarettes and tobacco at least 4 weeks before your hip replacement. The key is to not be discouraged, even if you have smoked for a long time. Stretching the time between quitting smoking and your surgery out to 10 weeks or more can decrease your risk of problems even more. Please talk to your physician. (source: cleveland clinic web).

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