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Essorant
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Stephen

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But here's a puzzle for you ... Why do such a high percentage of Respiratory Therapists smoke (more than nurses, and much more than doctors)?  I know this is anecdotal, but if anyone did the numbers I would wager on it being true.  It's a bit of a spectacle to me, kind of like firefighters committing arson on their lunch break ... I just don't get it.  Surely its not a subliminally convoluted attempt at empathy for patients?



I doubt they smoke more.  You probably just notice it more among them because of the irony of it and because it seems like they should be the ones that don't smoke or smoke far less.  

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Actually, I think Stephan has a good point.

My father-in-law was Captain of the N.O.F.D.

He confided that fireman are generally firebugs who just found a positive outlet for the inclination.

But yeah, I'm thinking about trying to quit.

smoking, I mean.

heh And Essorant, I do concede the point that I smoke less now, because the higher prices make me more conscious of the habit. And yes, the fact that I prioritize money over my health gives me pause. Or perhaps even paws.

Time will tell. <--I never thought I'd be able to grow a goatee either.
 
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