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Medicolegal and Ethics Patient said that smoking is good for him!

What are you supposed to say to pt who thinks smoking is good for him?
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Counter question....What makes you feel that Smoking is good for you?
Counsel the patient and the rest is on the patient.

I MIGHT BE WRONG !!!
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If it's a teenager then you give them insight on superficial effects of smoking such as yellow teeth, bad breath, clothes smell etc ... That's what they are concerned with mostly.

I don't know what you mean by the question lol are there any options?
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Hehe smokers brain is protected against Parkinson's disease
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Hehe smokers brain is protected against Parkinson's disease
It's alzheimers lol I haven't heard of protection against parkinsons by smoking.
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It's alzheimers lol I haven't heard of protection against parkinsons by smoking.
Parkinson is result of reduced activity of dopamine secreting cells... Nicotine is dopamine stimulant. coffee is also dopamine stimulant...

alzheimer? yah we treat dementia with cigg
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Ye, I heard that smoking is protective against alzheimers....

+ it gives you 20% to your coolness
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Ye, I heard that smoking is protective against alzheimers....

+ it gives you 20% to your coolness
So 1% to Alzheimer's , 20% to coolness and the rest of 79% to different cancers specially Lung Cancer.
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So 1% to Alzheimer's , 20% to coolness and the rest of 79% to different cancers specially Lung Cancer.
PARKINSONE not ALZHEIMER
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PARKINSONE not ALZHEIMER
OoOooPsss ...Sorry ..Thanks.
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OoOooPsss ...Sorry ..Thanks.
nothing nothing... i want this q in qbank
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PARKINSONE not ALZHEIMER
there is no need in screaming and stomping.

its always better to do some pubmed search.

-my free advice...

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8827176
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Guys, for USMLE - smoking is always (!) bad!

but for the sake of self-education, here is some food for thought:
http://www.forces.org/evidence/hamil...r/nicotine.htm
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there is no need in screaming and stomping.

its always better to do some pubmed search.

-my free advice...

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8827176
ahhhh i forgot that caps lock means screaming int screaming thanks for url

perhaps i'm smoker
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Maybe they're conscious about gaining weight if they stop smoking?
Most smokers know nicotine suppresses their appetite.
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If it's a male smoker, you can always tell them smoking leads to erectile dysfunction. That usually worries them enough to at least consider quitting. That and you know, heart disease, lung disease, cancer, strokes, and whatnot.
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