How Long After Surgery Can You Smoke (And Why)?

Exact Answer: After 3-4 weeks of surgery

The people of the modern generation are more drawn towards pseudo fashion style instead of being healthy and decent. In a desire to groove on the fashion trends which even are not cool, people are getting acquainted with bad habits. Recent survey reports show that the age group has drastically reduced in terms of smoking and drinking habits. 

Compared to the former generation, the current generation is adapting adult and unhealthy habits even before a certain age. This shakes the whole human chain and creates unnecessary nuisance and chaos in society. Smoking is genuinely the most catastrophic habit a person can harbor.  A person can smoke after 3-4 weeks of surgery.

How Long After Surgery Can You Smoke?

Minimum gap required between surgery and smoking3 to 4 weeks
Surgery’s healing period72 hours

The modern world has a huge fandom group that consists of people who have made a habit of drinking and smoking stardom. They have a crush on uploading pics with a cigar in hand or a glass of whiskey because as per them, it is cool and worth a thousand likes. But the matter is that they are unable to foresight the consequences. Just like they say – “A wise man is always able to see through deceptions instead of falling head over heels for it.” 

There are more cons to these habits than pros and that is an undeniable fact and should not be taken carelessly. Around more than twenty lakh people die per year due to lung cancer and other respiratory diseases due to these self-destructive habits. Even if the alcohol bottles and cigar packets come with a pre-printed disclaimer that consuming them would result in cancer, still people seem to ignore it deliberately. 
Due to this, the consequences can be fatal and unforgiving. So, linking all these facts with the topic, the human body may encounter occasional faults that may need some kind of medical surgery to cure or repair.

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There are different kinds of surgery and the type of surgery we are concerned about here is surgery dealing with the respiratory tracks. So when a person undergoes this kind of medical operation, he/she is advised to stay away from smoking for at least 72 hours. Further core details will be also discussed in the upcoming section for better understanding.

Why Can You Smoke So Long After Surgery?

For better outcomes from the operation, instead of 72 hours, one can avoid smoking for at least 120 hours. This is the minimum medically advised gap for a person who has undergone surgery. It is not always the matter of only for how long the operation went, instead it is more about the post-surgery period and only a fool would not consider this period important. 

“Smoking kills” – this phrase is not a joke. Smoking is responsible for the death of healthy cells in the human body and also reduces the functioning ability of cells. Smoking also weakens the lungs and corrupts the whole respiratory system of a human being. The lungs start getting black due to the impurities and eventually, the lifespan of a human being deteriorates. In a survey report, it is seen that in India itself, around 1.35 million people die only due to smoking’s side effects, especially cancer in the lungs. 

Also, in the United States of America, every year around 4,80,000 thousand people die due to smoking(also including alcoholics). Also, if a chain smoker has an alcohol habit, the life span gets even shorter and more painful at the end. There are many other symptoms such as hypertension and a short temper. To cure such diseases with surgery is not that easy and takes a certain amount of time. That’s why to give time to the body cells to heal themselves, it is always advised to the treated person to refrain from smoking for at least three to four weeks. 

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Conclusion

So this was all about the topic and a complete analysis of the matter. Smoking and surgery are enemies of each other medically. If one decides to live a healthy and long life without any regrets, he/she must quit or reduce smoking and alcoholic habits. 

People think that smoking is an inevitable habit and can not be left behind, but a man with a stronghold over himself and with a will to leave it can construct a better life and also increase the lifespan of the people around him. Your future is in your hands, so use it in the best way possible.

Reference

  1. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00464-014-3472-3
  2. https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s00266-002-2045-3.pdf
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