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When I volunteered at the ER as soon as things calmed down the docs would make a bee line to the exit and light up. What percentage of docs do you think smoke. Heck what percentage of you smoke?
 

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I smoke...please don't flame me! :oops:

It's just a terrible habit I picked up years ago, I wish I had never started! :(
 

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weed - i have no idea. cigarettes - i'd guess at least 40%
 

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I say 99% who smoke weeds are too much. The National Department of Weeds Control estimated the figure of physician who smoke weed in 2004 as 68%. In 2003, it was 64% and in 2002 it was 63%. So doctors who smoke weeds are on the rise.
 

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In the ER where I work I'd say only 5 out of about 25 light up. I'd be shocked if the average was any higher than that, especially among ER doctors. They spend half of each day seeing the results of smoking and telling people to stop.
 
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i'm thinking less than 20%, since thats the population % that smokes.

PS: congratulate me, I quit 2 months ago !!!!
(after 7 yrs of 1.5 packs/day, now i actually think its disgusting)
 

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It is said that when the Surgeon General's Report came out in January of 1964 only a few doctors quit smoking -- but ALL of the statisticians did!
 

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melimi said:
i'm thinking less than 20%, since thats the population % that smokes.

PS: congratulate me, I quit 2 months ago !!!!
(after 7 yrs of 1.5 packs/day, now i actually think its disgusting)

Woa! Congratulations!! :D I don't think I could ever do it... I actually like it too much to find it disgusting... :(
 

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i have this old advertisement from maybe the 40's from camel cigarettes that proclaims that 75% (or something like that) of doctors prefer camel cigarettes. it says they are good for your "t-zone" which, back then, apparently was your throat and mouth rather than the oily parts of your face.....oh how times have changed.

i don't smoke. i smoked for the first two years of high school, about half junior year of college and last year around the time of mcats and leading up to mcats results. i think smoking is disgusting now but when i get reaalllly stressed (like now, waiting for the non-rollers imminent notifactions) i think about buying a pack. but then i remember how gross it smells, tastes and makes me feel after and have a diet coke instead...
 
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Woa! Congratulations!! :D I don't think I could ever do it... I actually like it too much to find it disgusting... :(

No trust me, that's how I was; I tried to quit about 3 times before, but I found the magic pill...... Zyban...... works like a charm.
 

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people who smoke are idiots. there is just no other way to explain people who pay money to kill themselves. its not like its cheap either and it makes you smell disgusting.
 

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people who smoke are idiots. there is just no other way to explain people who pay money to kill themselves. its not like its cheap either and it makes you smell disgusting.
it's only one of many ways that people in modern society choose to "kill themselves."
 
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people who smoke are idiots. there is just no other way to explain people who pay money to kill themselves. its not like its cheap either and it makes you smell disgusting.
<Explanation> <fomat= "nice and clear"> nicotine is one of the most neurophysiologically addicting drugs that exist.
</explanation>
 

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Any docs smoking is too many. Very few docs around here smoke, at least in public. Who knows what they do at home.
 

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<QUOTE><Explanation> <fomat= "nice and clear"> nicotine is one of the most neurophysiologically addicting drugs that exist.
</explanation></QUOTE>

exactly, which proves my point even more that people who smoke are idiots. its not like people hide the fact that nicotine is very addictive. in fact, pretty much everyone in the entire world knows that nicotine is addictive, and that smoking kills you. yet for some reason people keep starting to smoke, knowing all along that its addictive and it does no good for you whatsoever. there is only one explanation for it : stupidity. if this offends you, its probably because you know smoking is stupid, and your pissed off that you were dumb enough to start in the first place.

or if there was a clever intelligent reason you started, please enlighten us all.
 

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female doctors who smoke look really sexy. but at the same time, they look like overpowering, self centered... you know, scary

when male doctors smoke they look weak.

interesting how cigarettes give you so much social power ( remember being cool in high school meant smoking or playing fooball)

image is everything
 

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image isnt everything. thats just the media brainwashing you. if it werent for countless movies and tv programmes portraying "cool" people smoking it wouldnt be half as popular. then smokers would just be stupid people with white sticks in their mouths.
 

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yeah 99% sounds waaay too high. I know a lot of people, including me, who used to smoke a lot in high school and kicked the habit a long time ago. Now dont lite up cuz the feelings totally sucks!
 

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C. Ronaldo said:
<QUOTE><Explanation> <fomat= "nice and clear"> nicotine is one of the most neurophysiologically addicting drugs that exist.
</explanation></QUOTE>

exactly, which proves my point even more that people who smoke are idiots. its not like people hide the fact that nicotine is very addictive. in fact, pretty much everyone in the entire world knows that nicotine is addictive, and that smoking kills you. yet for some reason people keep starting to smoke, knowing all along that its addictive and it does no good for you whatsoever. there is only one explanation for it : stupidity. if this offends you, its probably because you know smoking is stupid, and your pissed off that you were dumb enough to start in the first place.

or if there was a clever intelligent reason you started, please enlighten us all.
Have you ever done something that was stupid when you were younger only to suffer extended consequenses later?

Smoking is stupid. Fair. Assuming that once the stupidity of the action is realized that people will be able to stop... well, if that were the case, nobody would smoke provided they didn't enjoy feeling stupid.
 

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No trust me, that's how I was; I tried to quit about 3 times before, but I found the magic pill...... Zyban...... works like a charm.
Amen to that. Actually, it's funny...I was taking Wellbutrin without realizing it was the same drug as Zyban, so the smoking-thing was NOT expected at all. I was taking Wellbutrin for totally unrelated reasons - to combat fatigue of an autoimmune illness. Anyway, about one month after I started I suddenly noticed I had not smoked in several days. Furthermore, I had NO DESIRE to at all. I never really intended to quit (even though I knew I should)...it just happened. When I mentioned this to my MD she made me feel like a bit of an idiot - like "erm, duh...you're basically taking Zyban". Okay, so I'm a bit slow on the uptake! Point is, though, that drug is amazing and for anyone who really wants to stop smoking, you might want to seriously consider asking a dr about it. Just my 2 cents. :oops:
 

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C. Ronaldo said:
<QUOTE><Explanation> <fomat= "nice and clear"> nicotine is one of the most neurophysiologically addicting drugs that exist.
</explanation></QUOTE>

exactly, which proves my point even more that people who smoke are idiots. its not like people hide the fact that nicotine is very addictive. in fact, pretty much everyone in the entire world knows that nicotine is addictive, and that smoking kills you. yet for some reason people keep starting to smoke, knowing all along that its addictive and it does no good for you whatsoever. there is only one explanation for it : stupidity. if this offends you, its probably because you know smoking is stupid, and your pissed off that you were dumb enough to start in the first place.

or if there was a clever intelligent reason you started, please enlighten us all.
Wow, I've always wanted to talk to someone who has never done anything stupid. Tell us, what's your secret? You know something that's stupid and can kill you even faster than smoking? Speeding. Or not wearing your seatbelt. I'll bet you've never done either of those things.

Your pretentious attitude aside, Smoking is pretty dumb. But once you make that stupid mistake of starting, it stops being quite so simple. As mentioned above nicotine is super addictive, and that's not something you can understand until you've been there.
 

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i find it very hard to believe there would be docs who would smoke. I guess I always assumed that docs would have enough sense not to, or put themselves on zyban and quit.

But, I am one of those people who have never really smoked. I have been offered many times, tried a few, and decided it was not only harmful but stupid.
 

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pretentious - Claiming or demanding a position of distinction or merit, especially when unjustified. Making or marked by an extravagant outward show; ostentatious.

i have done neither - you dont really know what pretentious means do you? anyway of course ive done stupid things. i started smoking, and i was a moron for doing so. i stopped within 2 weeks because i started to feel very low about myself knowing that with each passing puff i was becoming more unhealthy. so i stopped. maybe i wasnt really addicted to begin with, but it was very easy to stop.
 

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Does anyone have a soapbox I can borrow? I need it to post in another forum.

Anyone? Soapbox?

Thanks.
 
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C. Ronaldo said:
exactly, which proves my point even more that people who smoke are idiots. its not like people hide the fact that nicotine is very addictive. in fact, pretty much everyone in the entire world knows that nicotine is addictive, and that smoking kills you. yet for some reason people keep starting to smoke, knowing all along that its addictive and it does no good for you whatsoever. there is only one explanation for it : stupidity. if this offends you, its probably because you know smoking is stupid, and your pissed off that you were dumb enough to start in the first place.

or if there was a clever intelligent reason you started, please enlighten us all.

woah, chill, its not like i said ur momma was fat or anything
 

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pretentious - Claiming or demanding a position of distinction or merit, especially when unjustified. Making or marked by an extravagant outward show; ostentatious.

i have done neither - you dont really know what pretentious means do you? anyway of course ive done stupid things.
i think you've helped me figure out exactly what pretentious means. i was just going to ask you to use it in a sentence, but your posts are so much better. thanks.

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