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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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Comment from: ATof3kids, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: February 05

My mother was hospitalized for triple pneumonia and was diagnosed at that time with COPD. She had been a smoker since she was 16 years old and was about 70 years at diagnosis, so she had been smoking for about 55 years. We were so well educated about the damage smoking had done to her lungs, that she stopped smoking right then and there!

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