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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.

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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)

 
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