Quit smoking and wounds heal better The Times of India Sunday, July 27, 2003 New York (Reuters) - Quitting smoking for as little as 4 weeks can dramatically reduce the odds of wound infection after surgery, according to a report. Dr Lars Tue Sorensen and colleagues from Bispebjerg University Hospital in Copenhagen, studied the healing of small incisions in 78 volunteers. Wounds became infected in 12 per cent of smokers, significantly more than the 2 per cent of never-smokers. In addition, wounds broke open in 12 per cent of smokers, while no ruptures were seen among never-smokers. After 4 weeks, abstinent smokers were significantly less likely to develop a wound infection than continuous smokers. Just 4 weeks of abstinence from smoking "reduces wound infections to a level similar to never-smokers," Sorensen's team concludes. Read the complete news at: http://www.timesofindia.com News Plus http://www.mantra.com/newsplus Jai Maharaj http://www.mantra.com/jai Om Shanti Panchaang for 29 Ashadh 5104, Sunday, July 27, 2003: Shubhanu Nama Samvatsare Dakshinaya Nartana Ritau Kark Mase Krishna Pakshe Bhanu Vasara Yuktayam Punarvasu Nakshatr Harshan-Vajr Yog Vishti-Shakuni Karan Chaturdashi Yam Tithau Hindu Holocaust Museum http://www.mantra.com/holocaust Hindu life, principles, spirituality and philosophy http://www.hindu.org http://www.hindunet.org The truth about Islam and Muslims http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate o Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. The contents of this post may not have been authored by, and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the poster. The contents are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. o If you send private e-mail to me, it will likely not be read, considered or answered if it does not contain your full legal name, current e-mail and postal addresses, and live-voice telephone number. o Posted for information and discussion. Views expressed by others are not necessarily those of the poster.