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 How to use a neti pot Medical What does the colour of your urine mean? Fitness Chad le Clos shares his life and hardships in new documentary Medical Space travel may increase heart-related deaths Earliest cancer ever discovered in SA Medical Potential superbug killer found in human nose From our sponsors Salomon introduces Speedcross 4 Painmaster Microcurrent Therapy provides drug-free pain relief Update on Equazen acquisition by Flordis South Africa 2016 When lice just keep coming back! Live healthier Checking for nits? » 8 simple steps for getting rid of lice Get through winter head lice free! This woman gets paid to pick out head lice Lice poop can make your head itch Watch out for the faeces of the lice, which is what can cause itching because of an allergic reaction. The struggle is real! » Is your PMS causing your food cravings? SA women silently suffering from this devastating condition The link between PMS and migraines Why do some women get 'bad' PMS and others don’t? Premenstrual syndrome symptoms affect an average of 75% of women.