For background, here is the story (just example, not real):

I applied for a job but they want a person who don't smoke. In my resume I wrote as I don't smoke. They invited me for interview. 15 min before interview meeting I smoke a cigar. When I talk with HR manager, He felt that I smell cigar and he asked me a question that I didn't understand.

In that context, my question follows.

Okay, As you see I didn't understand what he is asking, So I want to ask him a question to understand what he is asking clearly.

So Can I ask him like:

Are you asking that I smoke yet I wrote I don't smoke on my cv?

So "is it appropriate to use "yet" there or something else you can recommend in place of yet?

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    No, 'yet' is not appropriate, IMHO. It's better to use "while" or "although". – Victor Bazarov Oct 2 '15 at 14:14
  • I would say "Are you asking me if I smoke, although I said I don't in my CV?", or, more formal, "Are you asking me whether I smoke in spite of the fact that ...". To me it would be pretty clear what you were trying to say, though the whole phrase is not correctly built. – Buckminster Oct 2 '15 at 14:26
  • @Buckminster thank you. what about "Are you asking me that I smoke as though I don't smoke according to information on my cv? " – Michael Riva Oct 2 '15 at 14:42
  • @Michael Well, I would place it as "Are you asking me if (or whether not that) I smoke although (or though not as though) according to the information in my CV I don't smoke? " – Buckminster Oct 2 '15 at 14:46
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    @Michael "as though" has a different meaning: "seems/looks like"; consider the first verse of "Yesterday" by The Beatles: "Now it looks as though they're here to stay" – Buckminster Oct 2 '15 at 14:57

There are lots of options. Here's one: "Are you asking that I smoke, despite the fact that I wrote I don't smoke on my CV?"

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