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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
 
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.
 
Health Tip of the Day

Tips for Smokers Who Are Trying to Quit

  • Spend free time in places where smoking isn't allowed, such as museums, theaters and stores.

  • Drink a lot of liquids.

  • Avoid beverages you associate with smoking, particularly alcoholic beverages and coffee.

  • Keep your hands busy so you won't miss holding a cigarette.

  • Keep oral substitutes, such as healthy snacks, handy.

  • Associate with nonsmokers whenever possible.

  • Learn relaxation techniques to combat anxiety.

  • Start exercising to help reduce the possibility of weight gain.

  • Eat healthy meals and get plenty of rest.

  • Talk to your doctor or a smoking counselor.

  • Consider using nicotine substitutes, such as the patch, gum or a nicotine inhaler to help you over the initial withdrawal stage.