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How bad is smoking cigarettes after a microdiscectomy?

Hi all.

I am four weeks post microdiscectomy, laminectomy and foraminotomy. I used to smoke 10-12 cigarettes daily before my surgery but after my surgery I cut down to around 1 per day. Is cutting down a solution or do I need to completely quit? I have been a smoker for around 5-6 years and its hard to quit. 



  • BenzBBenz Posts: 47
    edited 03/19/2018 - 7:22 AM

    I've been smoking for long time, that's one of the first things my surgeon said; quit smoking!!

    It slows healing process or worse.

    I mentioned for myself about getting a vap to quit, she said it's the nicotine so that wouldn't make much difference.

    1 cig a day? Just quit then, I wish I could say that.

    Don't forget it affects every organ in your body.

  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,584

    Not that I want to lecture,  BUT I will.  Smoking of any kind is not good for anyone.   Stop it now and you will find positive results in a short period of time

    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
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