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Tobacco Use and Bariatrics

Many of us know the health risks associated with tobacco smoking. There’s a heart attack, stroke, lung cancer, COPD, and other respiratory problems.  But did you know that the health complications from smoking are tripled or quadrupled when combined with bariatric surgery? The team at Foothills Weight Loss Surgeons in Knoxville wants patients to understand […]

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The Effects of Tobacco on Bariatric Surgery

Numerous studies have shown that tobacco smoking is hazardous for one’s health. In fact, it is still the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. Smoking increases one’s chance of developing cancer including those of the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, and lungs. It also increases the risk of getting heart disease and emphysema, medical conditions that […]

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