Better operation without tobacco

Smoking leads to an increased risk of surgery among smokers. Preoperative cessation of smoking reduces or even cancels risks if 6 to 8 weeks before surgical intervention is undertaken.

Why do you smoke before hand?

When planning to have an activity, it is important to know smoking increases the risk of complicationssuch as respiratory problems, risks of infection, but also incurable complications.
Stop smoking 6 to 8 weeks before an activity and they promise even to health;

  • Three times less surgical complications
  • less than two visits to intensive care units
  • a stay hospitalization more court.
Quitting smoking is easier with a little help.

Surgery is a good time improve your health. Maybe you’re ready for this opportunity change your behavior for* preserve your health and reduce operating risk as much as possible.

Your surgery is scheduled in a few weeks
Your attending physician or specialist doctor can help you in getting away from smoking or to a specialist tobacco control specialist.

For emergency surgery:
A trained staff can help you.

On military management
The evaluation of your tobacco destination is essential and easily accessible using the Fagerström test (see end of file).

When will I quit smoking?

It is desirable to stop the operation as soon as possible;

  • stop more than 6 weeks before operation The operative risk linked to smoking has disappeared
  • stop more than 2 days to 6 weeks before operation : the more operative risk of tobacco decreases, the more time between stations and intervention
  • stop 12 to 48 hours before intervention: drop in CO circulation, therefore better oxygenation
  • Certificate reduction without extreme stoppage: reduce the risk but a full stop preferable
And after the operation?

Stopping smoking is as important as before and after the operation and at least until the end of the skin healing process (3 weeks after operation and 2 to 4 months for bone consolidation after the operation.).
Take this opportunity of staying forever without a window: you have so much to gain!

Does your child go to work and smoke?

In children, passive smoking is an increasing operative risk factor. For your child, it is recommended more than ever;

  • At best: quitting smoking
  • At a minimum, don’t smoke before going and wait at least 2 hours before you visit the room where you are smoking.
Am I addicted? Take the Fagerstrom test!

This is physical proof for addiction to nicotine. Control your boxes, count the points indicated in brackets and refer to the interpretation test.

1 In the morning, how long do you wake up after lighting your first cigarette?

(3) Within 5 minutes
(2) Between 6 and 30 minutes later
(1) Between 31 and 60 minutes later
(0) after 1 hour or

2. Is it difficult to refrain from smoking in places where it is prohibited?

(1) Yes
(0) Non

3. Which cigarette would you like the most difficult to drop?

(1) On the first day
(0) Another

4. How many cigarettes do you smoke per day on average?

(0) at least 10
(1) From 11 to 20
(2) From 21 to 30
(3) More than XXX

5. Do you want to smoke at shorter intervals in the early morning hours than during the rest of the day?

(1) Yes
(2) Non

interpret, test;

To add total points to your corresponding answers:

  • between 0 and 2 : not a dependency
  • between 3 and 4 : low dependence
  • between 5 and 6 : medium of dependence
  • between 7 and 10 ; Strong or very strong dependency

If it’s yours score is greater than or equal to 5″most likely you need to use a emotional torture (rebounding or chewing gum).

For help you quit smokingYou can contact your doctorto v*us pharmacist, at thesurgical team or by *tabacologist. You will find a list of Tobacco Consultations on your web pagesFrench job for smoking prevention( or on the website of * tobacco-free hospitality network (

You can also contact Tabac info service pby phone: XXXIX 89 or p*interact with:

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