7. It’s Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking at any age can have a positive impact on your COPD symptoms and reduces your risk of many other diseases. While it’s not always easy to quit, it’s worth it. And so are you.

Ask your health care provider about the different options available to help you quit smoking. You can try patches, gum, medication, and many more. (But stay away from vaping and e-cigarettes. They often do more harm than good when you’re trying to quit.) Not every tool works for everyone, so keep trying until you find what works for you.

Information courtesy of the COPD Foundation.