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Thankfully, I've never felt negatively judged for my smoking history by any of my current health care providers.  I guess I shouldn't be surprised that some doctors do, but it's pretty awful to think that it colors their treatment.

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It stinks all around!  When I was going through the diagnostic process, each time I was asked about my smoking history, when I answered in the negative, the looks I got from the inpatient team suggested I was going to be six feet under in the next few days.  Someone even ordered up the hospital Chaplin!   Well, I guess the silver lining in all of this is that in order to change the lung cancer stigma, you have to admit the bias in the first place.  Baby steps I suppose.   

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