British Doctors Favor Withholding Medical Treatment For Smokers and the Obese


eugenedw's picture

I don't know much about Britain, but I am going to assume that just as here in South Africa, cigarettes are heavily taxed, ostensibly to help pay for the costs of treating patients with smoking-related diseases. Can we assume that if such patients will no longer receive treatment, that the state will also cease the taxation of tobacco?

Yes, it's a rhetorical question... :-)

Persona non grata's picture

Is that the Hippocratic Oath or the hypocritic oath?

The decline of Western Civilization continues.

ReverendDraco's picture

And people will *still* be agitating for NHS-style healthcare in the US. . .
(I'm sorry, you smoke cigarettes, I can't treat your completely unrelated illness)