Thursday, September 13, 2007

Doctors: Stop smoking or we will leave you in agony

A builder who broke his ankle in three places has been refused an operation by doctors - because he smokes.

Gutted John Nuttall, 57, fractured his joint while at work but medics have told him he cannot undergo surgery.

They say unless he gives up his 20-a-day habit he will not be eligible for an operation

Why should he have to stop smoking when smoking isn’t the problem? If smoking was the problem I would support it but it isn’t. He should sue the health service for persecuting him.

Smoking is not illegal and as long as it isn’t he should be given the same treatment as anyone else. Smoking never caused his broken ankle so why should he be punished for smoking?

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