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Is one cigarette a night harmful before ankle replacement surgery

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Is one cigarette a night harmful before ankle replacement surgery if I stop 24 hours prior to surgery?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, MD replied 7 years ago.

If you have been smoking more than 1-4 ciggarettes a day for a long time, then it is harmful to you.

Smoking even 1 ciggarette a night will help to maintain the harmful effects and you should try to cut it out as far as possible.

24 hours is too less a time for the harmful effects to decrease.

I hope this helps.

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