Doctors and smokers.

I’ve been to a lot of doctors in the past month for health reasons, and one thing that really struck me is that none of them asked me if I smoked or not – I always had to volunteer that information. Is it because doctors here still feel that Pakistani women don’t smoke, or do they not consider that important information [which I find extremely hard to believe]. Is it only me, or has anyone else here had a similar experience?

9 Comments so far

  1. Kaash (unregistered) on March 1st, 2006 @ 9:15 pm

    I can imagine their ignorance.


  2. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on March 1st, 2006 @ 10:59 pm

    so..do you smoke or not?Come on share with us:D
    by the way most of the doctors dont even ask from men as well.


  3. Alam (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2006 @ 1:56 am

    depends on what kind of issues u r seeing a doctor for.

    Seeing the problems, they might even ask u some embrassing questions about ur sex life !

    Now, dont ask me how i know !


  4. sarah (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2006 @ 5:24 am

    :7


  5. Anon (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2006 @ 10:46 am

    for all i know you are making such an effort to show off that you smoke.

    last i checked this blog is supposed to be a KARACHI metblog and not a blog about PERSONAL habits of those who post here.

    this post is NOT about karachi and its SO not relative. and really kid – i have seen more women smokers in pakistan that you would have ever been exposed to.

    get focused with your posts – report about karachi – not about your house and what goes on inside it. use your personal blogs for such purposes.

    no offense.


  6. Zain (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2006 @ 10:00 pm

    anon – hahahahhhahahhhahhahhahahhahahhahahha what a loser you are..

    huma – doctors are losers too; they should ask this question to everyeone.


  7. blahblah (unregistered) on March 3rd, 2006 @ 12:35 am

    or may be you look like a crack head?


  8. Zainub (unregistered) on March 3rd, 2006 @ 1:20 am

    Thursday Review (Dawn) did a special cover story on Smoking and related issue today, really liked that. You might want to read it too. Link below:
    http://dawn.com/weekly/review/review.htm


  9. Adnan (unregistered) on March 4th, 2006 @ 9:38 am

    why anon is a loser?i think there is a difference between metrobloggig and general blogs?



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