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At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor about smoking. Is that ok?
18 doctors weighed in

Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
8 doctors agree
In brief: Next visit
Make sure you tell him on your next visit. He/she should have asked.

In brief: Next visit
Make sure you tell him on your next visit. He/she should have asked.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Smoking is a major risk factor for many illnesses (copd, cancers) so it is extremely important you let your doc know that you smoke, how much you smoke, how long you have smoked, whether you are also exposed to second-hand smoke.

In brief: No
Smoking is a major risk factor for many illnesses (copd, cancers) so it is extremely important you let your doc know that you smoke, how much you smoke, how long you have smoked, whether you are also exposed to second-hand smoke.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Its ok but
People forget all the time but please bring it up asap.
Smoking is a major risk factor for many diseases that will make your life miserable and lead to your untimely demise. It's difficult to quit, so ask your doc for help.

In brief: Its ok but
People forget all the time but please bring it up asap.
Smoking is a major risk factor for many diseases that will make your life miserable and lead to your untimely demise. It's difficult to quit, so ask your doc for help.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Smoking is a leading cause of lung cancer, cardiovascular disease and a host of other medical problems.
By telling your doctor that you smoke, he or she can provide you with help with quitting.

In brief: No
Smoking is a leading cause of lung cancer, cardiovascular disease and a host of other medical problems.
By telling your doctor that you smoke, he or she can provide you with help with quitting.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No...
Your doctor needs to know you are a smoker because smoking increases your risks of certain disease like COPD and some cancers, including lung cancer.
Smoking cessation can help prevent these diseases and your doctor can help with quitting. So, you need to tell your doctor you are a smoker as well as how much you smoke. It is important for your health!

In brief: No...
Your doctor needs to know you are a smoker because smoking increases your risks of certain disease like COPD and some cancers, including lung cancer.
Smoking cessation can help prevent these diseases and your doctor can help with quitting. So, you need to tell your doctor you are a smoker as well as how much you smoke. It is important for your health!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: He knows
Unless u smoke one cig a day there is no way the doc did not smell it as u deep breathed into his face while he got up close and personal with ur tonsils.

In brief: He knows
Unless u smoke one cig a day there is no way the doc did not smell it as u deep breathed into his face while he got up close and personal with ur tonsils.
Dr. Scott Beard
Dr. Scott Beard
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Dr. Eric Toloza
More importantly, did your doctor talk to you about smoking cessation options?
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