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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

COPD and formaldehyde



i have had copd for 9 years and i have been an emblamer for 22 years. I have not yet applied for disabilty, but i have it very hard doing anything. i smoked for 35 years, have been quit for 11 years. what has done the most damage to my lungs.


Smoking. By quitting smoking 11 years ago you were able to decrease the degree of progression of your lung disease.

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Mahasti   Rittinger, RRT Mahasti Rittinger, RRT
Clinical Program Manager of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University