Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day (COPD)

World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day (COPD) is celebrated on the third Wednesday of November every year.

COPD is not one single disease but an umbrella term used to describe chronic lung diseases that cause limitations in lung airflow.

Over 250 MILLION people suffer from COPD.‬

The main causes of COPD are:
  • Tobacco smoking
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Outdoor air pollution
  • Occupational dusts & chemicals

‪COPD is not curable, but treatment can relief symptoms, improve quality of life & reduce risk of death.

What Is COPD?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term lung condition that makes it hard for to breathe.

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