Benefits of stopping before your operation
- Breathing and lung problems
- Slow healing of wounds
Smokers are more likely to stay in hospital longer than non-smokers because of these risks. Stopping smoking at least 8 weeks before surgery can reduce the chance of these complications occurring.
If you want help to stop smoking before your operation call our free helpline on 0800 085 2219 to speak to one of our friendly team members who can provide advice on the support that is best for you.
What's more you may want to stay stopped after your operation giving you a longer-term benefit.You are four times more likely to stop smoking with the help of a programme like Stop Smoking Wales than in any other way.