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  1. Ahn, Chulhyun MD, MS
  2. Mulligan, Peter MPA
  3. Salcido, Richard "Sal" MD


PURPOSE: To provide wound care practitioners with information about the effects of smoking on wound healing.


TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in wound care.


OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, the reader should be able to:


1. Describe the physiologic relationship between smoking and wound healing.


2. Discuss the phenomenon of smoking addiction and both pharmacologic and behavioral approaches to smoking cessation.