Smoking May Slow Healing Time For Bone Injuries
Study Looks At Smoking's Effect On Bones
WNBC posted: 3:40 pm EDT October 17, 2005
Washington -- Smokers' broken bones take a lot longer to heal. But scientists now are studying whether giving up cigarettes for even a week or two after a fracture might make the difference between a speedy recovery and months of easy-to-reinjure mushy bones.