Medical News Summary: Smoking increases risk of death from COPD


About: Smoking increases risk of death from COPD
Date: 9 November 2004
Source: Forbes
Author: Robert Preidt
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Forbes): 14 of the estimated 30 million people with COPD are undiagnosed. Current studies have found that current and prior smoking history increases the risk of death from severe early-onset COPD. The risk of death decreases if smoking ceases.
Related Disease Topics: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD

Related Medical News Channels: This medical news summary article refers to the following medical channel categories:
  • Smoking
  • Undiagnosed
  • Undiagnosed and COPD
  • Undiagnosed and chronic pulmonary disease
  • Lung disease
  • Undiagnosed and lung disease
  • Chronic airflow obstruction

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