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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

Does smoking weed help people with COPD?

No

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COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. Smoking cigarettes causes COPD, and cigarette smokers who also smoke marijuana make their COPD even worse. Researchers are still uncertain how much COPD is caused by marijuana-smoking if the smokers never smoke cigarettes (maybe there aren't enough "marijuana-only" smokers to do research on).
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Does smoking weed make copd worse?

The smoke itself

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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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Dr. Yoram C. Padeh answered:

If I stop smoking will that help heal my COPD?

Yes

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COPD is caused by the accumulated damage created by exposure of the lungs to the toxins in cigarette smoke. If smoking is stopped, no new damage occurs and some old damage can heal. However, just like with the skin, sometimes scarring is left behind which can leave permanent changes. Damage that is not yet "scarred" can often heal. The sooner the smoking stops, the better.
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Dr. Peter Y. Hahn answered:

Is smoking the only cause of copd?

No

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There are many causes. Use of biofuels is a major cause of COPD in less developed countries. There is certainly data showing a relationship with COPD and air pollution.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti answered:

Does smoking make COPD more common?

Yes...

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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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Can you cure COPD by quitting smoking?

Sorry no

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Copd by definition is irreversible. But by quitting smoking, you,can certainly reduce the progression and your long term prognosis. Never too late to quit!
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Dr. Peter Y. Hahn answered:

What else causes COPD? Other than smoking.

Biofuels

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Burning biofuels is a significant cause of COPD especially in less developed countries.
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Is it possible to get copd from 2 years of smoking?

Highly unlikely

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Unless your lungs are VERY sensitive to the harmful effects of cigarette smoke, it is quite unlikely to develop COPD after 2 years of smoking. That said, I would quit smoking even if you have been smoking for 2 hours. It is harmful, dangerous, and causes a whole host of health problems. And...it is expensive.
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After smoking for a year and a half, can I get COPD?

Less Likely

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Unless your lungs are VERY sensitive to the harmful effects of cigarette smoke, it is quite unlikely to develop COPD after 1 year and a half of smoking. That said, I would quit smoking even if you have been smoking for 2 hours. It is harmful, dangerous, and causes a whole host of health problems. And...it is expensive.
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Dr. Craig A. Brown answered:

I'm 25, can I already be getting COPD or emphysema from smoking?

Possibly

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There is a genetic disorder known as alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency that could result in emphysema at a very early age. If this is not present, it would be very uncommon to have emphysema in your 20s.
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