Smoking Cessation in COPD patients
Carlos A. Jimenez-Ruiz
- Publisher: EU European Publishing
Tobacco Prevention and Cessation
RA1-1270 | smoking cessation | Public aspects of medicine | COPD patients
mesheuropmc: behavior and behavior mechanisms | respiratory tract diseases
Tobacco smoking is the main cause of COPD. Smoking cessation is the only therapeutic measure that can cure COPD and prevent this disorder from its chronic progression. Smoking cessation in COPD patients is difficult because most of these patients have specific characteristics that prevent them to quit. Recently, an ERS Task Force has developed a Consensus Document that contains recommendations for helping COPD smokers to quit.