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 Get a quote Fedhealth - What cover is right for you? Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Lifestyle 11.2 billion people on earth by the end of the century Medical Insulin resistance could increase Alzheimer's risk Diet and nutrition Ocean View tries out the Banting lifestyle Medical Taking St. John's wort for depression not risk free Lifestyle Badger passes out drunk on Polish beach Medical Nasal balloon a possible solution for 'glue ear' From our sponsors Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Hydration is vital all year round Momentum Health: an industry leader in healthcare Live healthier Cure your cough » Diagnosing a chronic cough The most abused over-the-counter drug in SA Five of the weirdest things to cause a cough Why are you coughing? A cough can be a symptom of a wide variety of different health conditions, ranging from a foreign body to infective diseases and even cancer. Watch out! » How to make a prosthetic eye Woman loses eyesight after mud run Eye care during pregnancy 9 health warnings you can pick up from your eyes The eyes are not only for seeing - they can reveal secrets to underlying health issues. Take a careful look and see if you have any of these symptoms, and if you do, head off to the doctor straight away.