Originally Posted by cyborg909
what u do in US doesn't work anywhere else cuz u have screwed up health care, Canada and rest of sane world have national health care that is its my tax money so no doc has right to deny treatment. Its immoral and unethical for any doc to deny any treatment based on his "moral Judgement". Doc has no right whatsoever to morally judge any patient and if he/she thinks he cant stop judging that he shouldn't be in healthcare profession. I know am a doc so i know wtf am tlking abt.
Whether smoking is bad or not is irrelevent, so many things are bad for health, obesity epidemic is because of life style choices, tom some doc gonna decide he/she not gonna give treatment cuz pts is obese? All doc can do is advise and cajole and no point he/she should be allowed to not tx any patient unless he/she has a solid medical ground to stand on.
No one stopping physician to speak out against smoking, obesity or whatever they can do to thier heart content but they can't and shouldn't be allow to refuse treatment even non-emergency treatment. They are neither the moral police nor they are arbitator of how society should live.
smoking being bad for your health is not a moral judgement, it is a fact. rest of your points i've already addressed.