This surgeon wants smokers to be banned from having surgery – until they quit
By Michael Woodhead
25 Feb 2020
Smokers should be encouraged to quit by being banned from having surgery until they give up the harmful habit, according to GI surgeon Professor Chris Berney. With smoking linked to higher rates of wound healing, post-operative complications and longer hospital stays, the medical profession has a duty to enforce a national preoperative smoking cessation program ...