Myers and colleagues state that we concluded “that stopping smoking shortly before surgery is not safe after all.” This is not accurate. Our concluding comments were the following:
We stand by our comments.
Correspondence: Dr Devereaux, Department of Neurology, David Braley Cardiac, Vascular and Stroke Research Institute, Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton General Hospital, 237 Barton St E, Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2, Canada (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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