Why Smoking Makes It Harder to Heal

If a doctor has told you to quit smoking, that’s not just because they’re worried about lung cancer. Those cigarettes are messing up your bodies’ natural healing process, in more ways than one.

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How Wounds Heal: The 4 Main Phases of Wound Healing


https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1524-475X.2010.00569.x
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4495737/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4241583/

Smoking Negatively Impacts Wound Healing


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