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So I am about 6-7 weeks into recover, and I am not a smoker but if someone offers at social events I will accept. I smoked 2-3 cigarettes yesterday, and at the time I wasn’t thinking that it might affect the healing process. I did some research and apparently smoking can slow down the healing process. Is there anything I can do to prevent the bone from healing correctly, and everything else healing correctly because I smoked?
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Smoking definitely does slow down the healing process. I would probably just not smoke again until you are able to talk to your surgeon again and get their opinion.
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As with all things: Moderation.
I doubt the two or three smokes you had will interfere with the healing process one iota.
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I think you’ll be ok. It takes a long time to recover from this surgery anyways, so I doubt you’ll notice any difference as long as you don’t make a habit of smoking during recovery.
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Smoking affects things at the cellular level, so it takes time for it to become a factor in healing. I'd start declining those invitations to smoke, but those two or three cigarettes won't be an issue.