San Jose, CA
A 32-year-old female asked:
I stopped smoking tobacco for 6 months then when i got a huge surgery date way faster then expected i broke and smoked 2 cigs they do a nicotine test?
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Be aware: One of the many reasons surgeons don't want to do elective surgery on smokers is they don't heal well=more complications. Nicotine strangles the capillaries that are needed for tissue to regrow/heal after surgery. It is unlikely they would test you before surgery, but this is something you need to be aware of. If you want to heal, do not take up smoking any time in the post operative period.
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Last updated Oct 21, 2018
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