Smokers unaware of lung disease

Smokers unaware of lung disease

There are 3 comments on the Guardian Unlimited story from Sep 21, 2006, titled Smokers unaware of lung disease. In it, Guardian Unlimited reports that:

Four out of five adults with a long-term lung disease do not know they have the condition despite it being potentially fatal, according to research published today.

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June

AOL

#1 Nov 7, 2006
I agree. First of all, most smokers are not aware about the fourth leading cause of death, COPD. When I found out I had COPD, I didn't even know what the letters stood for. At first I denied it, thinking that I was just out of shape. As I worked at being fit, my symptoms never really diminished. Today women smokers are at a higher risk then men because more women smoke today and they are more likely to to die of COPD. If the population was aware about the disease through television ads, magazine ads, or even knowing about pulmonary therapy, maybe this would have an impact on slowing down their disease or even preventing it.
June

AOL

#2 Nov 7, 2006
I agree. First of all, most smokers are not aware about the fourth leading cause of death, COPD. When I found out I had COPD, I didn't even know what the letters stood for. At first I denied it, thinking that I was just out of shape. As I worked at being fit, my symptoms never really diminished. Today women smokers are at a higher risk then men because more women smoke today and they are more likely to to die of COPD. If the population was aware about the disease through television ads, magazine ads, or even knowing about pulmonary therapy, maybe this would have an impact on slowing down their disease or even preventing it.
dave

AOL

#3 Jun 21, 2007
Lots of smokers know something is wrong but go on smoking[me]till its to late. FEVI of 23 and a o2 tank are my reward.

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