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Consultants refuse to accept GP referrals for smokers


understand the cosultants frustration..but we are not here dealing with a lifestyle choice but an addiction that not all can overcome. his stance is in my view misguided and unethical..nhs treats other addicts..addictions are a medical condition with multifactorial causes. he should do his job and help all the best he can..of course results will be much poorer for those who can't/won't stop..but drs spend most of their time ameliorating hopeless cases..yes nhs costs may be higher but pension costs will be much lower than someone lingering on for years with chronic illness.

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12 Aug 2014

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