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I really know, seriously I know, that smoke is bad for your health especially after a bypass surgery, so please don't try to judge or be concerned of my health I am grown man and I know what I want for me.

Having said that anyone knows when it's "safe" to smoke again? It's been a month since I had the surgery and I want a cigarette so badly. Thanks for the help

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@FrankLucena I don't think anyone wants to answer this! I used to be a smoker. I don't think you should smoke because of the risks of an ulcer etc. not to mention other dangers as you know. I don't want to lecture you and I know you just want a date but, there isn't a time frame that is good to smoke! You've gone this long, don't do it! Are you going to go back to eating crap too? You have to eat different now. Did you do the surgery just to look good or to be healthy too? Sorry, bout the lecture and the stuff you already know but obviously you need to hear it again. Your life, Your Risk! Is it worth it?

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I know I'm a couple days late to this post, but I'm REALLY hoping you haven't given in to a cigarette. For the love of all things holy do whatever it takes not to go back. Here's one of the biggest reasons why: EVERYBODY GAINS WEIGHT when they quit. Everybody. Right now, you're being forced not to gain weight with a surgical tool and special diet. How much would it suck if you started back up and decided to quit 2 years from now causing you to gain weight. Sometimes, quite a bit!

I quit smoking before I had my son, but decided to have just one almost a year after he was born. I figured one wasn't a big deal and I just wanted to feel like my old self (postpartum depression played a role in this decision process). I wished I never done that. It came right back. Clearly, one cannot simply have "just one". Everyday for several years I regretted that decision. Once I quit again, I knew to NEVER due that shit again. Plain and simple.

I have no idea if Chantix is allowed after surgery, but it's something to check out. Even if you've already quit, it truly works wonders on those cravings. You can only be on it for a few months if allowed, but it sure helps get through that time. It's still difficult after that. It's been 2 years and I can finally say I truly have zero cravings, but it has been a long 2 years.

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Things you could due to keep your mind and fingers moving:

-Learn macrame. It's cheap and looks nice. Watching a youtube video and following along keeps you mind busy.

-Make paracord keychains and lanyards and sell them on your local Facebook yard sale site.

-Make fire starters. Again, youtube comes in handy. Also, these sell in camping seasons. The effort of making them, thinking about them, and selling them, definitely takes your mind off of other things.

-Channel your inner Bob Ross and paint or get a "paint by numbers".

-Buy of make a loom and whip up a blanket, hat, socks, etc. They make awesome gifts!

-Learn calligraphy.

I think the key is to find something that engages your mind by learning something new, but not too over-the-top as to cause frustration.

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I have a friend had rny 3 years ago she never stopped smoking preop or postop and she has been rushed to hospital 3 times for emergency surgery because of ulcers..just a little insight...START WHEN EVER YOU WANT i dont think there is an actual best time to destroy ur lungs this whole process is to get healthy what better way then to smoke a cigarette....come on u been doing so good so far i am an ex smoker 4 years smokefree best thing ever TRUST ME

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I am sure nobody will have an official answer for you. It is like asking when can I drink pop (soda) or when can I start eating a whole chocolate cake again. Like you said, you are a grown man. Do what you want to.

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Never. Sorry, the risks to the new stomach and new life you have been given are just not worth it. Be strong! You got this!

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On 1/22/2017 at 4:00 PM, FrankLucena said:

I really know, seriously I know, that smoke is bad for your health especially after a bypass surgery, so please don't try to judge or be concerned of my health I am grown man and I know what I want for me.
Having said that anyone knows when it's "safe" to smoke again? It's been a month since I had the surgery and I want a cigarette so badly. Thanks for the help

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I was using an ecig for over a year before I quit for the surgery. I was told that I can never go back again. You cannot smoke again with a stomach the size of a pouch. It is way too dangerous. Did you know that smoking is a major risk factor (arguable cause) of stomach cancer? Now you have a tiny stomach and no matter how badly you want a cigarette, you've got to have a death wish to pick up the cigs again. I'm speaking as a woman who loves smoking more than anything. The only way I'll smoke again is if I'm already close to dying.

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My surgeon told me it causes ulcers.



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Didn't your surgeon and/or bariatric team go over smoking and WLS? I know mine told us straight out no smoking for life unless you have a death wish. Stay strong and smoke free. Good luck

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Don't do it. Ulcers from smoking are SUPER common. I had RNY 10/24/16. I am down 69 pounds. I am healthier that I've been in 20 years. Working out. Eating right. Making all the right choices. I didn't smoke or drink and I got an ulcer. I have to have bypass all over again ok Monday to cut out my ulcer and create a new pouch. It is crazy hard to not smoke but try!!! U don't want an ulcer I promise. It's awful.

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