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I was informed (CT Hartford Hospital Weightloss Center) that my surgeon will not perform the surgery on any smokers. A smoker must be smoke free for at least 3 months and guarantee they will not go back to smoking because of the risk of developing ulcers. Also, the surgeon will refer any smoker to a program if they need assistance with the cigarette addiction.

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For a lot of people, the act of smoking itself is more addictive than the nicotine. If you find yourself to be one of those people, they do sell e-cigs with no nicotine in them. A lot of folks have successfully quit that way :)

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Any of you smoke? Im curious what the doctor told you regarding smoking ?

I was given a paper to sign at my initial meeting saying I am aware of the side effects and I would quit. As I am going for my

Last appointment with my

Doctor they sent me for a nicotine test !!! I hear the results this week. I haven't smoked in a while. I just need to hear that I am negative ! My friend got her surgery canceled twice!

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How do they know if you smoke Marijuana ?!!

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They drug test you. Some places.. Like my drs office drug test you no matter what. I was surprised though. The urine sample I had to give wasn't as strict as other drug tests I've had to take for employment. I figured it would be just as strict (accompanied by a nurse, Water shut off, and no personal belongings with you.... ) heck I took my son, stroller and giant diaper bag with me. I could have smuggled all sorts of stuff in with me. Lol

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For a lot of people, the act of smoking itself is more addictive than the nicotine. If you find yourself to be one of those people, they do sell e-cigs with no nicotine in them. A lot of folks have successfully quit that way :)

This is my problem! I just need something to do with my hands when I'm driving or being impatient! I need to look into one of these. I threw my actual cigarettes away and bought an ecig then I gave that up.. I don't need or crave the nicotine but my hands get fidgety! Thanks for the info

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I quit smoking cigs in November. I use an e-cig now. I call it my binky. Lol. I have all kinds of flavors, cherry, chocolate, black tea, etc...nicotine isn't what I miss, it's the "me time" I get, just sitting outside smoking... So

The e-cig is awesome!!

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I quit smoking 48 days ago because my doctor will not do the surgery if you smoke.... The bad part.. I used chantix to help me quit which caused me to gain about 10 pounds. I feel like I am going completely backwards from where I'm supposed to be. I'm still in my six month supervised visits phase though, so hopefully I dont gain anymore. I dont get to have my surgery until October sometime, but I feel soooo much better now that I quit smoking. I quit well before my surgery because who needs two battles at once? One day at a time

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My doctor said we had to quit smoking 2 months before surgery..I quit in January, but I still use the e-cig...

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My surgeon told me I had to be off cigs for 6 weeks and they test you before surgery and will not do surgery if you are positive. I have been wanting to quit and don't smoke much anyway so this is a great incentive to get me to quit, I'm actually glad they require this.

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