Infection

Effects of Smoking on Wound Healing

Smoking has a known negative effect on healing due to a direct toxic effect and the vasoconstriction induced by nicotine.

In 2003, Sorenson et al [6] followed 78 smokers for 15 weeks. They showed that the infection rate in smokers was 12%, compared with 2% in nonsmokers.

Source: Effects of Smoking on Wound Healing