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TIMRIM
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I'M HAVING A BREAST LIFT/ SMALL REDUCTION, WHEN WILL IT BE SAFE TO SMOKE MARIJUANA AFTER SURGERY?


I HAVE OUIT SMOKING TOBBACCO SINCE JUNE10,09, AND WHEN WOULD IT BE SAFE TO SMOKE TOBBACCO AGAIN ALSO?

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samir


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Baltimore, MD
United States
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September 22, 2009 10:13 AM

It is never safe to smoke Marijuana :)
As for tobaco I tell my patients to stop smoking 3 weeks before surgery and at least 3 weeks after surgery if all is healed well (more)
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