Absolutely. People who quit before surgery face better outcomes and fewer complications.
- I’m scheduled for surgery in two weeks – is it still important for me to quit before my surgery?
- I’ll be stressed before having my surgery – and stopping smoking at this time will add one more thing for me to deal with. Is it really the best time for me to quit?
- I’ve tried to quit so many times and have never been successful. How can I get the support I need to stop before my surgery?
- If I start using the nicotine gum or patch or stop smoking prescription drugs – how will it affect my surgery?
- I’m unable to get to a Pharmacy to get nicotine gum and patch. How can I get what I need?
- As I am getting over my surgery and back in to my regular activities, I know I will get cravings and want a smoke. Why is it so important to stay smoke-free after surgery?
- Am I allowed to use Nicotine Replacement Gum or the Nicotine Lozenge the day of my surgery?