What is COPD?
COPD is typically a combination of lung problems that include emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and asthma. COPD is incurable and between 1965 and 1998, the rate of mortality for COPD sufferers saw a 163 percent increase. It is now listed as the fourth leading cause of death, is the second highest cause of disability, and accounts for 2 million hospitalizations each year.
Five out of every six COPD sufferers received it from years of smoking.