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    Hello again after a spell of absence, I have finally got to having our medical next Wensday. ( Family Parent Policy )The only thing i am concerned about is the smoking part. Although my wife never smoked and i dont drink.
    I was supprised when i totted up all the cigs i smoked. I am 61 years and my wife is 65 years. We are very fit and never been to hospital etc. so i have been smoking for 22 years in total at 10 a day. How is this going to look for me , as i only smoke 7/8 per day now. I know there is alot of anti smokers out there but it is the only thing i am concerned about as we feel faily confident about our health otherwise. Was any one else in the situtation as me .
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    I would guess that the medical would be focusing on the results of chest X-rays and the like rather than how many cigarettes you have been/are smoking per day. Some people can develop severe chest problems as a result of smoking whereas others don't, so only a chest X-ray can tell the whole story. I don't think I've ever heard of anyone being refused PR just because they smoked and I'm sure a lot of them could be smoking up to 40 a day. If your X-rays are clear, I would hope you wouldn't have a problem.

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    HI TRIBESMAN

    Don't worry

    Your assessment by NZ medical would 10(per day) 1/2 X 22(years) = 11

    A result would over 20 would be assessed as in need of a lung function test

    You have no need to worry

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    Well that makes me feel better. Thanks for that info: Francis.

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