The majority of cases of COPD are related to smoking You can drastically reduce your risk of COPD by avoiding cigarettes.
In addition, avoid outdoor activities when air pollution levels are high.
If you have chronic bronchitis, avoid contact with anyone with an upper respiratory tract infection. Even a mild cold can trigger a flare-up of bronchitis symptoms.
During cold and flu season:
Anyone with COPD should be vaccinated against influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia.
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