Weight-Loss Surgery and Smoking Rates (image) University of Pittsburgh Share Print E-Mail Caption Most adult smokers who undergo weight-loss surgery quit in the month before their operation. But the majority relapse and, within seven years, smoking rates climb to pre-surgery levels. Credit UPMC Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.