Smoker’s cough ‘could be sign of serious disease’ – BBC News

It features former Olympic athlete Iwan Thomas, whose mother was recently diagnosed with COPD, doing an experiment with smokers to see what COPD is like.


Mr Thomas said: “I’ve never fully understood COPD or the everyday consequences, but when the simple things like climbing the stairs, making a cup of tea or walking to the bus stop become impossible, it is serious.


But in the Public Health England (PHE) campaign, experts say smokers often dismiss the early signs as a “smoker’s cough” but, by continuing to smoke, the condition can get worse and damage their quality of life.


Beware of this warning ….. If you smoke and you are coughing – get it checked out …

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