mid to late 80s i can remember my mum who was 59.60 years old stopping sometimes with her shopping bags to get her breath on our way home where she might sit on a wall and have fag if we went shopping. and where i would have shopping bags has well i would say jokeing come on mum keep up your showing your age.
But dont know if you were diagnosed back then if you was not that bad but i think if she had of been she would have packed up smoking and lived longer where she died at 65 of lung cancer.
Thinking back now she must have had COPD but even today i had never heard of COPD until diagnosed with it and i have never even seen a notice in my gps wating room
about it or any adverts.
so dont you think the goverment should make more people aware of this lung disese because if i say to someone i dont smoke any more because i have COPD they say what the hell is that.