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Doctors Promise “Not to Do Harm”

In the United Kingdom, the National Health Service (NHS) has released a ‘memo’ that patients who smoke or are obese will be prevented from receiving non-urgent surgeries unless they stop smoking or work on losing their weight. This is happening despite the doctors promise not to do harm.

This is happening in a case where UK is experiencing increasing demand for health services as a result of  a large aging population.

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