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Is COPD more genetic or environmental? My grandpa had COPD but was a 2 pack a day cigarette smoker from age 15 to 70

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In brief: Usually caused by

things in the air you breathe, such as cigarette smoke, asbestos silica, etc.
But there are certain genetic conditions such as cystic fibrosis that can end up with copd.

In brief: Usually caused by

things in the air you breathe, such as cigarette smoke, asbestos silica, etc.
But there are certain genetic conditions such as cystic fibrosis that can end up with copd.
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