This is the most important risk factor for developing lung cancer but not the only one. There are several but smoking is the most important and can be controlled.
It is also important because it can influence the outcome of your surgical procedure. Therefore, it is advisable to stop smoking before surgery. If you are a current smoker and want to stop, please, discuss this issue with your doctor. He will give you advice about what to do and where to refer for help.
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