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Smoking Cessation Prior to Surgery: Clinical Evidence

Last updated: July 21, 2014
Project Number: RB0706-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical evidence regarding postoperative outcomes of patients who stop smoking two or more weeks prior to surgery versus current smokers or those who stop smoking less than two weeks prior to surgery?

Key Message

Three systematic reviews and two non-randomized studies were identified regarding postoperative outcomes of patients who stop smoking two or more weeks prior to surgery versus current smokers or those who stop smoking less than two weeks prior to surgery.