Currently, there is no research to confirm the effect of smoking on transplanted hair. However, it is generally known that smoking reduces blood circulation to the scalp. Poor blood circulation can affect the Graft’s survival rate, making the hair grow slowly or weakly. Patients are suggested to refrain from smoking for 2 weeks before and another 2 weeks after hair transplantation.
Smoking is not only affecting the transplanted hair but is very harmful to the general well-being. It is the cause of many diseases, especially Cancer, Emphysema, and much more. Patience will be better off quitting or reducing smoking, for your own good and your loved ones.