If you’re currently a smoker, the most important thing you can do to slow the progression of your COPD is to quit smoking now! Smoking can cause your COPD to worsen more quickly than if you were to stop smoking. It’s also important for your environment to be smoke-free. This means you should avoid being in the company of other people who smoke.
There are many options available to help you quit smoking. Options include gums, patches, and prescription medicine among others. You can find more information from the U.S. Government about the steps you can take to quit smoking by visiting the Smokefree.gov website.
You can also visit the U.S. Surgeon General’s website and Smoking in America for additional information on how to quit smoking and the impact of cigarette smoking in America.
Need help identifying other resources? The C.O.P.D Information Line can assist! Call toll-free at 866-316-COPD (2673) Monday through Friday 9am to 9pm Eastern
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