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A friend of mine who was sleeved smoked about 3 weeks post, probably one a day for 3 or 4 days. She ended up with ulcers before she was a month post surgery and was back in the hospital. I wouldn't risk it. You're just going through a lot and looking for comfort. You can do this, without comfort food or comfort cigs, Good luck! ????

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I smoke electronic cigarettes and I love them! You still get the nicotine without the harmful toxins. It's just Water vapor, no tar, no carcinogens, no stinky smells! When I told the nurse at me pre-op bariatric class she said it was perfectly fine. I'm getting sleeved on weds and I plane on packing plenty of electronic digs for the journey! Good luck to you!

I use electronic cigarettes, too. Stopped prior to surgery but picked it back up, after a few months. I had reconstructive surgery and a knee replacement, and it didn't affect my healing process for either surgery. I only use 6 mg of nicotine. I started it to quit smoking but like the flavors, so don't plan on quitting.

Good luck! My husband is still struggling to quit his smoking addiction. I also agree that combating two addictions, at once, is very hard.

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...My doctor knew I smoked. He said it was more important that I beat the food issues that contributed to my obesity AND that one should never try to beat 2 addictions at once. I continued to smoke for 3 months after my surgery with no healing issues....

Sounds like it to me.

im so scared to have the surgery bc I've been smoking.. I'm a week away from surgery so i will try to cut back.
But did he tell you that u had to stop before surgery

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