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Offline mizuno

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On general how many patients have you had that were smokers ?
And what is your general rule for quiting before surgery ?



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Offline Dr. Elliot Jacobs

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I always ask my patients if they smoke.  Surprisingly, many many men do not smoke at all!  Some others are just "social smokers" (a cigarette once in a while during a meal or with friends). I have not done a statistical determination of how many men smoke, however.

Of those who do smoke, I ask them to quit for two weeks before and two weeks after surgery.  And then, if they haven't cheated, they will have gone a month without smoking -- and therefore are close to having quit entirely.

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Offline mizuno

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Thanks I will definetly quit before surgery. I will not take any chances for surgery.


 

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