COPD Resources
 

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COPD Resources  ---
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> What is COPD?
> COPD Facts
> Causes of COPD
> Diagnosing COPD
> COPD vs. Asthma
> The Lungs
> Current Treatments
> Patient Information

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Causes of COPD

Cigarette, Pipe, cigar and other types of tobacco smoking[3]

Passive exposure to cigarette smoking[3]

Occupational dusts and chemicals[3]

Air pollution[3]; and

Genetic factors (less than 5 percent of cases).[11]

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Smoking
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of COPD and has been implicated in 80 percent to 90 percent of cases.[11]