Patients who smoke at risk of problems during surgery

According to the international health agency, tobacco smokers are at a significantly higher risk than non-smokers of post-surgical complications, including impaired heart and lung functions. PHOTO | FOTOSEARCH

Patients who smoke tobacco are likely to experience more complications with anaesthesia during operation compared to non-smokers, says a report by World Health Organisation.

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