I've never smoked, not even one cigarette, in my entire 61 years, but I've been diagnosed with COPD. As a child, I watched both of my parents smoking heavily, also my husband of 24 years was a smoker too! During my teens, I went into bars with boyfriends and the air was filled with smoke (like a fog). I breathed in all this toxic air and am suffering now, breathless, cronic cough and sputin (lots of it!) Diagnosed with Asthma 10 years ago and now its escalated to COPD. I cannot believe that I've been diagnosed with COPD and never smoked!