Home > Medical > COPD > FAQs Updated 17 September 2014 How many smokers develop COPD? About 15% of smokers go on to develop COPD. 0 Subscribe to the Newsletter » Join us on Facebook » Ask Stop Smoking Expert » Ask CyberDoc » Anti-Tobacco Art About 15% of smokers go on to develop COPD.- (Health24.com) More in Medical Is COPD irreversible? More: COPDFAQs 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... Other news Medical Why is my penis skew? Medical Chimpanzee victim's immune system rejects face transplant Medical Statins before heart surgery may be ineffective Lifestyle New tobacco laws and crackdown on e-cigarettes in EU Fitness Seniors who pump iron have longer lives Medical Many heart bypass patients skip crucial medication From our sponsors Top tips for beating PMS now Win a spa voucher worth R1000! Don't let PMS get you down Four tips for healthy winter hair Live healthier Not loosing the weight? » Your quick guide to Banting Banting for health? Banting vs Heart Foundation Diet – which is cheaper? 8 non-food reasons why your Banting weight loss has stalled You're religiously sticking to your low-carb programme, but the scales aren’t moving. An extract from The Banting Solution looks at reasons why this could happen. The struggle is real » 5 things to know before taking an antihistamine How to cope with seasonal allergies 15 tips for students with allergies For university students, moving out of home can be daunting at the best of times but for those with severe allergies or asthma, it may feel close to impossible.