GREG'S LEGACY

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Smoking Doctors – same problem – different answers

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How do you get doctors to lead by example and quit smoking?  With 56.8 % of male doctors being smokers, (the highest %  in the world), it is interesting to note how the communist state operates

A 'No Smoking' sign

China Asks Doctors To Stop Smoking

China is asking its male doctors to stop puffing to set a good example in a country where 350 million people are smokers and a million die each year of related diseases.

Some hospitals are moving forward on their own initiative to rein in smoking, with the Beijing Chaoyang Hospital awarding a bonus to employees who do not smoke.

… Whilst the democratic way to do things in Oz is to …

Ban smokers from health system jobs : doctor

PEOPLE who smoke should be banned from working in the health system because it is akin to allowing convicted pedophiles to roam among children, a leading doctor has said.China Asks Doctors To Stop Smoking

… shame them!  Which approach do you think will be more effective?

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Written by Greg Naylor

4 March 2009 at 12:00 pm

Posted in PERSONAL

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  1. I doubt China could afford to lose 50% of their doctors, even if they do smoke.

    I doubt Australia can afford to lose any doctors…

    Kieran Bennett

    4 March 2009 at 2:05 pm

  2. “PEOPLE who smoke should be banned from working in the health system because it is akin to allowing convicted pedophiles to roam among children”

    What f*ckwit said that? They should only be banned from smoking while working, and they are. I bet the author was an ex-smoker. They’re the worst type – because they miss it and they take it out on those who still do it. He’s probably a paedophile himself!

    Ray Dixon (Bright)

    4 March 2009 at 8:49 pm


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