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Med Clin North Am. 2012 Jul;96(4):849-67. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2012.04.014. Epub 2012 Jun 12.

Smoking cessation and environmental hygiene.

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  • 1Pulmonary Division, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.


Although there are nonmodifiable genetic risk factors for COPD, most known risk factors for development and progression of COPD can be corrected. Continued efforts to encourage smoking cessation and measures to reduce exposure to SHS, outdoor air pollution, biomass smoke, and occupational and related amateur exposures will have a significant impact on worldwide health.

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