The effects of smoking cessation on the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Journal of general internal medicine, Volume 24, Issue 4, p.457-63 (2009)

Keywords:

2009, Aged, Clinical Research Division, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive, Smoking Cessation, Time Factors

Abstract:

Smoking cessation has been demonstrated to reduce the rate of loss of lung function and mortality among patients with mild to moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). There is a paucity of evidence about the effects of smoking cessation on the risk of COPD exacerbations.