Scott Olsen put together a few good starts, but is now once again experiencing arm woes and has just been put on the disabled list. With his best interests in mind, I thought I'd share this brief article on the effects of smoking on healing:Smoking Hinders Healing By Tom Keppeler, Knee1 StaffA cigarette in your hand can damage more than the air sacs in your lungs and the muscle in your heart. In fact, according to a number of recent studies, smoking can lengthen the time it takes you to recover from an orthopedic injury, such as a torn ACL or a torn rotator cuff.For starters, a recent article in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) suggests that smokers are more prone to injury overall. Organizers of the study,...

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