COPD-more than just tobacco smoke.

On Sept 12–16, Vienna hosts the European Respiratory Society’s annual congress, the largest in pulmonary medicine in the world. As a prelude to the meeting, The Lancet today is devoted to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). WHO estimates that 210 million people have COPD worldwide. This number could be higher because many people with COPD often do… CONTINUE READING