• Published 2014

The effects of smoking on wound healing

@inproceedings{Cope2014TheEO,
  title={The effects of smoking on wound healing},
  author={Graham Cope},
  year={2014}
}
Smoking is an important and preventable lifestyle factor that affects both the rate and quality of wound healing, and it significantly increases the risk of postoperative, wound-related complications (Manassa et al, 2003). Since the 1940s, there has been increasing evidence that smoking has a negative impact on both wound healing and tissue repair (Sorensen, 2012), with longer-term complications, such as fistulas and incisional hernia, linked to smoking (Sorensen et al, 2005). Many… CONTINUE READING

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