'I always hoped my mum would give up smoking', says Iwan Thomas

'I always hoped my mum would give up smoking', says Iwan Thomas
 

So it’s a painful experience for such a supreme athlete to watch a loved one struggle for breath simply walking around the house.
Last year Iwan’s mother Ann was diagnosed with a condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (also known as COPD). This little-known term describes illnesses that devastate the lungs such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Smoking is the biggest cause but experts fear that public awareness of the condition is low.
It seems tobacco users who may be conscious of the risks of lung cancer are largely ignorant of the similar dangers from COPD.
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29 December 2015 in Health, Views: 36
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