Today in one of my tutes we were discussing organ donation. There are never enough organs to give to everyone who needs them, so doctors often have to choose who to give them to. One of the issues that we were dealing with is whether smokers should be given organs when there are other people who have developed conditions through no fault of their own. There is a medical reason for not giving smokers organs, as they are less likely to recover from the operation than non-smokers. However this is not the only issue. Many people think that smokers should not be given the organs because they have brought their illness upon themselves and should therefore have to deal with the consequences.
At the moment, doctors discriminate against smokers when choosing who to give transplants to. Smokers go to the bottom of the waiting list. What do you guys think about this?