A 26-year-old member asked:
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my boyfriend is 55 and has copd.he is having a hard time quiting smoking. what can he do to have some energy?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Copd: Stopping smoking will eventually help him. He should see his doctor about getting into the best health possible. Living a healthy life style is important. Your support is vital. There is no reason that making love should be withheld as this promotes well being.
Answered on Nov 26, 2013
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Quit smoking!: The best thing he can do is quit smoking! he will be so amazed at how well he will feel tobacco smoke free. Smoking is the #1 cause of preventable death in the us. And, with every puff, he is continuing to damage his lungs. Bottom line: he needs to quit and quit now. It is hard, no doubt, but it can be done.
Answered on Jun 9, 2013

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