Benefits of Quitting Smoking if You Have COPD
No matter who you are, how long you’ve been smoking, or how bad your Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is, you benefit from quitting. Quitting smoking at any point, even after COPD has started, can make an incredible difference in your quality of life.
If you have COPD and you quit...
- - Your lungs will work better
- - You’ll cough and wheeze less
- - You’ll be short of breath less often
- - You’ll prevent your COPD from getting any worse, and you’re much more likely to live longer. This is true even for people with severe COPD.
If you don’t have COPD...
Quitting cuts your risk of developing COPD in half.
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Not sure yet?
See what quitting has been like for other people with COPD. Or, learn the answers to some frequently asked questions about COPD and smoking.