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What causes chronic bronchitis?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Smoking...: Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD usually caused by smoking. Smoking cessation is an important part of disease prevention as well as treatment.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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