n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Secondary preventive therapy in smoking-related COPD : more about... pulmonary

Volume 27, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Lung function decline in patients who continue to smoke is inexorable. The rate of decline exceeds that which occurs as a normal consequence of ageing, leading to impairment of normal daily activities and quality of life. Despite our current knowledge of COPD, to date there is no known pharmacological agent which abrogates disease progression.

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