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How long before general anesthesia can you smoke?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Smoking: You will usually be told by your surgeon to stop smoking at least 2-3 weeks before any surgery. Smoking affects wound healing and incisions can break down, get infected etc.. Also smoking may predispose you to post -op lung issues.
Answered on Aug 28, 2012

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