What about smoking

Netherlands
November 29, 2007 11:04am CST
Is smoking truly dangerious to health, if it is while do most doctors smoke?
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11 responses
7 Dec 07
Yes, it has been medically proven that smoking is bad for your health. Two consequences that come to my mind right now are: cancer and emphysema. I smoked for 31 years and quit 19 years ago. I was told, several years before I quit, that I would contract emphysema later in life if I didn't quit right then. Well, I was in my 30's then and wouldn't listen! Now, I'm in my late 60's and I have emphysema. You can bet that I'm wishing I'd listened back then! Emphysema is bad, but lung cancer is much worse because it's not easily detected. The great majority of people with lung cancer do not survive to talk about it. The reason some doctors smoke is the same reason any other person smokes - because they're addicted! Just because they're medically trained doesn't mean that they don't make mistakes where their own bodies are concerned. I hope what I've said helps answer your question. God bless you!
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
7 Dec 07
1. Some smoke because they like the smell of tobacoo, it is addictive. 2. Many habits are difficult to give up so also smoking. 3. Tobacoo is one thing which has not left the human beings. In India, it has affected millions of people. 4. Eventhough it is known that it is injurious to health, people still smoke, because their friends smoke; 5. Doctors smoke thinking that one or two a day will not affect.
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• United States
7 Dec 07
They smoke because of peer pressure and addiction to nicotine.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
1 Dec 07
Hi fornnygee, Welcome to myLot, I hope you enjoy your time here and make lots of friends. As for smoking, yes it is dangerous, but doctors are like the rest of us, they start for some reason and then find it difficult to quit. Blessings.
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• United States
29 Nov 07
I talked to a few doctors and this is what they said. A helathy body is able to take care of 10 cigs to 20 a day no problem. Healthy..he said. Sometimes you don't know you are sick so maybe your body won't take care of it! Also that cigerettes also contain beneficial stuff that promotes stimulation in the brain which can promote healing and a recoupment in certain things. But there are the cigerrets that contian bad stuff...what cigerettes are they? who knows. the more natural the better. I don't say go ahead and smoke but I know some good things happen too. I had my teeth removed and the bleeding couldn't be stopped. Well, I used the old indian trick and lightly sucked in smoke. After that bleeding stopped. Doctor couldn't stop it tho. I have had to do that several times. Thru out my life to stop the bleeding after tooth removal. I don't think that smoking is better than not. I would like to not smoke. But I enjoy it so much! That goes to show you how bad the craving is. I know it's nasty and it's stinks awful, but I smoke!
@lorelai (1558)
• Italy
21 Jan 08
Well i think that doctors are people so they have faults. Smoking is unhealthy but people do stuff that they know that aren't good for them although they know that they aren't good for them. Like my doctor, she is fat but really fat. I have nothing against fat people but she can barely fit in her chair and she works mostly with old people and she advises them to loose some weight because of the sugar in their blood or cholesterol (she advised that to my grandma) and how can she advise something like that to someone if she is fat and can barely move? Doctors are not perfect and it's always easier to change someone else then oneself and it's always easier said then done.
@johnrp (70)
• United States
17 Jan 08
In the United States most doctors do NOT smoke. Maybe a few do. I have no knowledge of what doctors do in other countries. Smoking is bad for the health, and it is very unwise to smoke.
@sweetcakes (3506)
• United States
15 Jan 08
You probably already know that smoking is bad for the heart, lungs, and the rest of the body. But do you realize what smoking does to savings?
@aries_0325 (3062)
• Philippines
15 Jan 08
Not of all doctor are smokers. And I will rate it as 0.5% only. I think he know what is the consequences of being an smoker and he know how to treat for being an smoker. That people are hard headed people.
• India
26 Dec 07
Yes, but one thing to consider is that the process of becoming a doctor is very stressful and involves very long hours. I can see why a doctor would become a habitual user of a stimulant.
@blueunicorn (2409)
• United States
29 Nov 07
I wouldn't say that most doctors smoke, but I do know some that do. I think they probably, like most smokers, started the habit and find it hard to stop. I'm sure they wish they could.