Stopping Smoking

Surgery places increased stress on the body. 

As well as eating well and getting your body as strong as possible, it is important to stop smoking to give your body the best chance of recovering. 

The longer you go without smoking before your surgery, the lower your chance of surgery related risks such as infections, pneumonia and slow healing rates.  The sooner you can stop the better but stopping even just four weeks before your surgery has been linked to better recovery. 

Quitting can be hard, but there is help and support available, and it starts by watching this video below, speak with your General Practitioner (GP) to make a plan to support you quitting, or you can call quit line on 13 78 48 to speak with counsellors who can assist you.