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Doesn't it seem counter intuitive....

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Snahster, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Snahster

    Snahster 2+ Year Member

    Nov 9, 2006
    I saw a dentist who was chain smoking.... it's hard for me to believe how he can do this when he's obviously learned the mechanisms by which cigarette smoke harms the body and contributes to gum disease.
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  3. Envision

    Envision Envisioning... 7+ Year Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    I'm sure there are doctors who drink alcohol...and pharmacists who use drugs. Its a life choice, at least their fully aware of what their getting themselves into.
  4. etan4

    etan4 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    He's probably going through high levels of stress, and that can also be detrimental to the body (whether it's more so or less than smoking, I'm not gonna get into). He smokes to relieve his stress, so he's just choosing the lesser of two evils. So it's really not that hypocritical.
  5. Fuji

    Fuji 2+ Year Member

    Sep 1, 2006
    I know an emergency room doc who races motorcycles.
  6. UJ007

    UJ007 2+ Year Member

    Feb 16, 2007
    Is he older? Maybe he started smoking way back when it wasn't considered detrimental to your health and now its just too hard to quit? Or maybe he realizes just how cool it makes you look?? :D
  7. Turnerjo13

    Turnerjo13 Ski Bum 2+ Year Member

    I know a dentist who still throws in a chew every one in a while.
  8. lemoncurry

    lemoncurry tequila mockingbird Administrator Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Aug 20, 2006
    never underestimate the addictive properties of nicotine and the human ability to hang onto bad habits.

    <--- former smoker
  9. kappa505

    kappa505 eres tu que mi odio 5+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 2005
    Sea of Ecstacy
    I chew copenhagen. And I swallow. I am going to be able to dip while at work.:thumbup:
  10. darksky

    darksky 2+ Year Member

    Feb 22, 2007
    u swallow all the glass in ur stomach !! i must say ur one superman !

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