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What is COPD?

This is not merely a "smoker’s cough" but a serious and progressive life-threatening disease, which causes ongoing breathing difficulties – and according to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2015 it killed more than three million people worldwide. 

A large international study in the Journal of Thoracic Disease established that the highest prevalence of stage 2 (or higher) COPD was among people in Cape Town, and surmised that both smoking and occupational dust were responsible. 

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