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Do I have to inform the anaesthesiologist about smoking and alcohol consumption?
Tabacco and alcohol sometimes affect the body more than medication. Due to their effect on organs such as the heart, lungs, liver and blood, they have an influence on the way anaesthetics work.

This is especially important with regard to "street drugs" e.g. marijuana, cocaine, amphetamine, heroin etc. Patients are sometimes embarrassed to reveal this information, but it is worth while to remember that all information is strictly confidential. It is important for the anaesthesiologist to be well informed.