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Active Smoking Frequent Among Elective Surgery Patients


In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that approximately 15% of U.S. adults aged ≥18 years smoked. This translates to approximately 36.5 million adults who smoke in the U.S. Tobacco-related illnesses secondary to active and passive smoking contribute to significant morbidity and mortality. Tobacco use contributes to 1 in 5 deaths in the U.S. To Tell the Truth: In a recent report, the prevalence of smoking in the elective general surgery patient popu more...
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