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Preparing for hip replacement surgery: Quit tobacco product use

  • Smoking can delay your body's healing process. Smoking:

    • makes your blood vessels become smaller (constrict), which reduces the amount of oxygen-rich blood in your bloodstream
    • causes your blood to clot faster, which can lead to heart and blood flow problems
    • causes your blood pressure and heart rate to rise

    It is important to quit smoking before surgery.

    Did you know?

    Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death in the U.S.

    Cigarette smoking is the most common form of nicotine addiction in the U.S.

    Quitting tobacco use

    Quitting may be difficult but it is not impossible. Talk with a member of your health care team to get help quitting.

    Need help quitting?

    Talk with your health care or insurance provider about which way(s) to quit may help you the most.

    • Call Allina Health Class Registration at 612-262-3333 or visit allinahealth.org/classes to learn about support groups.
    • Call QUITPLAN® Services at 1-888-354-PLAN or visit quitplan.com.

    Important

    Allina Health facilities and grounds are tobacco-free. You will not be able to smoke on hospital grounds during your hospital stay.

  • Did you know?

    Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death in the U.S.

    Cigarette smoking is the most common form of nicotine addiction in the U.S.

    Did you know?

    Nicotine has effects like both caffeine ("upper") and alcohol ("downer").

    Did you know?

    Each year, secondhand smoke causes about 41,000 deaths.

    • About 7,300 of these deaths are from lung cancer.
    • About 34,000 of these deaths are from heart disease.

    (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

    Did you know?

    In one year of quitting smoking, your risk of heart disease is reduced by more than half. Quitting also reduces the risk of a second heart attack if you've already had one.

    (Source: National Institutes of Health)

    Specific products to help you quit

    • Chantix® GetQuit Support plan:
    • financial aid for Chantix®or Nicotrol® inhaler:
    • Plant Extracts aromatherapy:
      • 1-877-999-4236