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Can Vaping Derail ERAS Protocols in Cardiac Surgery?

Traditional cigarette smoking is a risk factor for poor postoperative outcomes with preoperative abstinence reducing this risk. Smoking cessation is one component of the Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery (ERAS) multi-modality approach to preoperative optimization. The current guidelines recommend cessation (quitting smoking) four weeks prior to a scheduled operation. Smoking as a Major Risk Factor […]

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World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)

Founded in 1987 by the World Health Organization (WHO), World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is an annual awareness day held each year on May 31st. WNTD aims to: Raise awareness about the health risks associated with tobacco use Encourage governments around the world to adopt effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption In the United States […]

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