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Letters Hold the line against tobacco

Dangers of using e-cigarettes before anaesthesia

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 05 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1310
  1. Mari Roberts, specialist trainee year 6, anaesthesia1,
  2. Mark Davies, consultant in anaesthesia and perioperative medicine1
  1. 1Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, Liverpool, UK
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As anaesthetists, we strongly advise patients to stop smoking before anaesthesia and surgery.

Occasionally they heed our advice. Others, however, turn to e-cigarettes, believing the advertised portrayal of e-cigarettes as an alternative, risk-free method of satisfying a nicotine craving, whether as part …

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