Smokers who have surgery are at higher risk for several complications. You can change this!
Reducing or quitting smoking before surgery decreases:
If you want to quit or reduce smoking, let's start your plan early to help you create the best possible outcome for your surgery.
However, even avoiding all inhaled substances 24 hours before surgery will improve the level of oxygen in your blood.
Quit now is a free quit smoking program delivered by the BC Lung Association. The following link will take you to their website where you can create a free account and recieve help to stop smoking or answer questions you may have.
Dr. Mike Evans stop smoking video:
Tell your Family Doctor that you are wanting to reduce or quit smoking - they can support you.
The B.C. Smoking Cessation Program helps eligible B.C. residents cover the cost of smoking reduction/quitting by supplying a:
We have a patient passport available for you to print off and keep a written record of what you want to work on. Keeping a journal helps you stay focused and reach your goals.