Stop smoking before surgery

Studies have shown conclusively that patients who stop smoking before surgery have fewer complications and heal faster than those who continue to smoke.
Fears of quitting immediately before surgery unfounded
2011 study demonstrates that quitting shortly before surgery is safe
The 2011 study demonstrates concerns that stopping smoking shortly before surgery (less than eight weeks) may increase postoperative pulmonary complications are unsubstantiated.  Although it may take several weeks to derive pulmonary benefits to quitting, clinicians are advised that “any time is a good time” to encourage pre-surgical patients to quit smoking.