Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Prevention - Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation

Smoking cessation is one of the most important factors in slowing down the progression of COPD. Once COPD has been diagnosed, stopping smoking slows down the rate of progression of the disease. Even at a late stage of the disease, it can significantly reduce the rate of deterioration in lung function and delay the onset of disability and death. It is the only standard intervention that can improve the rate of progression of COPD.

Smoking cessation starts with an individual decision to stop smoking that leads to an attempt at quitting. Often several attempts are required before long-term smoking cessation is achieved. Some smokers can achieve long-term smoking cessation through "willpower" alone. However, smoking is highly addictive, and many smokers need further support to quit. The chance of successfully stopping smoking can be greatly improved through social support, engagement in a smoking cessation programme and the use of drugs such as nicotine replacement therapy, bupropion and varenicline.

The policies of governments, public health agencies and antismoking organizations can reduce smoking rates by encouraging smoking cessation and discouraging people from starting smoking. These policies are important strategies in the prevention of COPD.

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