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A 18-year-old male asked:

I broke my right arm in a motorcycle accident. both bones were snapped in half. i had surgery. how long until i can smoke tobacco again? in 2 weeks?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Never.: Is this a trick question? You shouldn't smoke, so use this opportunity to quit altogether.
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 33 years experience
Stop smoking forever: Try to use the opportunity to totally quit smoking tobacco. It is true that bone healing is slowed by smoking but there are other health concerns that should encourage you to quit smoking forever.
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
NEVER: Since you are lucky to be able to stop even for a short period,my advise is that you don,t pick up this habit again. Smokingis bad for your health and it can be difficult to quit.

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San Antonio, TX
A 18-year-old male asked:

I broke my arm in half in a motorcycle accident. Both bones snapped in half. I had surgery. How long until I can smoke tobacco again? In 2 weeks?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Lucero
Urology 40 years experience
Never!: Smoking affects your lungs recovery from surgery in the short term. Over time it causes lung cancer, emphysema,heart disease bladder cancer and impotence, just to name a few. You have already quit for two weeks now stay healthy.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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