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Do all smokers develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Only 30 to 50 percent of smokers develop copd.

In brief: No
Only 30 to 50 percent of smokers develop copd.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Craig Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: COPD
Most patients who develop COPD are or were smokers.
There is some data that states that nonsmokers who have second hand smoker exposure can develop COPD as well. Not all smokers develop copd. The longer you smoke, the more likely you are to develop it.

In brief: COPD
Most patients who develop COPD are or were smokers.
There is some data that states that nonsmokers who have second hand smoker exposure can develop COPD as well. Not all smokers develop copd. The longer you smoke, the more likely you are to develop it.
Dr. Craig Brown
Dr. Craig Brown
Thank
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