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Smoking Lessens Healing, Adds Scarring

Not too long ago, I posted the results of a study that documented the true cost of smoking in terms anyone would understand -- dollars and cents. New research has disovered cigarette smoke, whether first- or second-hand, complicates the careful cellular choreography of wound healing. In fact, cigarette smoke delays the formation of healing tissue and sets the stage for increased scarring at the edges of a wound. A highly choreographed, biological drama of clotting, inflammation,...

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