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Can chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) be prevented?

The best way to prevent developing COPD is to not smoke. You can also reduce the risk of developing COPD by avoiding second-hand smoke, exposure to air pollution and dusty or smoky environments.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 18 May 2018
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Category: Asthma


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