Home > Lifestyle > Stop smoking > Stop smoking advice 23 February 2011 If I have COPD, why should I stop smoking? COPD will progress more rapidly unless you do stop smoking. Quitting will increase your lung function and could prevent your having to use supplemental oxygen within months. 0 Ask Stop Smoking Advice » Assess Ready to quit smoking? » Assess Are you at risk for cancer? » Assess Are you at risk for COPD? » Quit smoking this year Is this the best anti-smoking ad ever? Quite simply, COPD will progress all the more rapidly unless you do stop smoking. Stopping smoking is the most valuable intervention to prevent an accelerated decline in lung function. (Health24 A - Z of COPD) More in Lifestyle Fitness and exercise going up in smoke More: Stop smokingStop smoking advice advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors The three stress-busting basics you can’t afford to ignore Detangle the myths from the facts Why you should try the cold or hot approach for sports-related injuries Head lice myth busters! Live healthier Coffee and wine for the win! » Could heartburn drugs upset your 'good' gut bacteria? Life is a gut reaction Good news! Coffee & wine may promote a healthy gut Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news. I gave hubby HIV » Giving babies antibodies promptly may eliminate HIV Vaginal ring to prevent HIV on the cards I gave my husband HIV and watched him die Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.