I was reading through these posts about smoking and noticed that most are from a long time ago. I was just checking to see if there was stll any smokers on here that are trying to quit after a spinal fusion? I had my spinal fusion in Feb. I quit smoking completely for 5-6 weeks. Slowly I picked it up again. It started with one here and there then went to 1-2 a day and now I am back to 10 a day. Before surgery I smoked at least 20 a day so I am still doing better than that. I struggle so hard with this. I want to not smoke for my health and for my daughter but just can't stop. Now that i am constantly suffering with my various pains it seems harder because my stress is so high. I hope that I fuse because I know smoking affects that greatly. I am 50% there but still worry daily. Most nonsmokers will just think I am stupid for doing somethin that I know will hinder my recovery and I agree. If i could quit I definitely would. Thanks for listening!