What Every Smoker Should Know About COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ranks as the 4th most common cause of death. COPD causes approx. 123,884 deaths per year or 42.2 deaths per 100,000 population. Smoking cigarettes causes about 90 percent of COPD cases. Other causes include: Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (a rare genetic disorder). Second-hand smoke Work or environmental pollution. Chronic lung infections […]