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Treatment of COPD

Stop Smoking

The most important step in treating COPD is to STOP SMOKING (see Stop Smoking). Smoking causes a progressive loss of lung function.

When you quit, you stop the damage to the lung and your lung function may improve with time. Everyone can benefit from not smoking, no matter how old you are.

(See Smoking Cessation)

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