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A 21-year-old member asked:

Does smoking make copd more common?

5 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carrollanswered
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. Nothing contributes more than smoking to the rate of COPD in people. When you purposely are putting toxic smoke, reducing oxygen intake, and increase carbon monoxide poisoning to your sensitive lung cells, you irreversibly kill vital tissue, which then leads to copd. Please stop smoking! you'll put us doctors out of business, but that's okay!
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Exposure to cigarette smoke, both in yourself and second hand, causes copd. Plain and simple.
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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Smoking is the leading risk factor for developing copd.
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Dr. Sally Combest
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
Yes: Smoking is the most common cause of copd.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Yes...: COPD is typically caused by smoking so smokers are at an increased risk of developing copd. Smoking cessation will decrease this risk so see your doctor for help with smoking cessation.
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The smoke itself: Inhaling particles in the smoke itself may contribute to COPD exacerbations and will probably irritate your lungs just like tobacco smoke.
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