Smoking is the main cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Smoking is also the main inducement of COPD, which can damage alveoli, airway and lung tissues. Lung damage will make it difficult for people to inhale and exhale enough air, which will lead to dyspnea.
Smoking can induce and aggravate COPD
We call the factors that can aggravate the disease of COPD the inducement of the disease. Understanding the inducement and trying to avoid it is helpful to the control of the disease. Smoking is exactly the inducement of many COPD. Smoking can not only lead to the onset of COPD, but also aggravate clinical symptoms.
Smokers do not have to suffer from smoking. Secondhand smoke is also one of the causes of COPD.
For smokers with COPD, if they do not quit smoking, their lungs will suffer more and more rapid damage.
Quit Smoking Strategy
The most effective way to protect patients’ lungs and prevent COPD from progressing is to quit smoking, which also helps patients enjoy life more actively and healthily.
Therefore, be sure to tell your friends and family about your smoking cessation goals. When you rest, smoking will often come back, so try to keep yourself focused on other things and ensure that you can only smoke once a day at most.
At the same time, you can consult your doctor or nurse to help you quit smoking. There are many ways to help you quit smoking, such as:
Nicotine replacement therapy;
Attend smoking cessation fraternity, psychological counseling or online and offline smoking cessation courses;
We all know that quitting smoking is not easy, but as long as we can stick to it, anyone can successfully quit smoking. Some new drugs and treatments will be very helpful to quit smoking.
Quitters can list all kinds of reasons for wanting to smoke and then set a date for quitting smoking. Quitters may want to give up more than once. But it doesn’t matter, even if they don’t succeed at first, they must stick to it. Often, with more and more attempts to quit smoking, the possibility of successfully quitting smoking increases.
Stay away from secondhand smoke
Second-hand smoke can easily induce COPD and cause great damage to human lungs. Therefore, it is necessary for people to take some measures to prevent second-hand smoke:
Prohibit smoking indoors and in cars, place ashtrays outdoors, and inform others that you will adhere to this rule.
Try to choose some non-smoking hotels, non-smoking bars and non-smoking workplaces (if possible);
Try to go to public places where smoking is allowed as little as possible;
Through the implementation of these measures, you can:
Reduce secondhand smoke inhalation for you and your family accordingly;
Help smokers to quit smoking and help them stick to it;
If you have colleagues who smoke in your workplace, you can consult other colleagues about whether the company allows smoking at work and where the smoking area is. At the same time, pay attention to the following details to help you avoid the harm of secondhand smoke at work:
Ensure that there are suitable containers for cigarette butts and matches thrown away by smokers;
Ask smoking colleagues to ensure that their coats are away from the work area;
If possible, use fans indoors and keep windows open and ventilated.
Enter and exit other entrances and exits where there are no smokers to avoid colleagues smoking at the door.
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