Smoking May Slow Healing Time For Bone Injuries

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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.

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