Wednesday , August 17 2022

COPD: "People continue to smoke and start very young"


In the film, interview Dr. Pablo Ferrer, a pulmonologist.

COPD is a chronic and progressive lung disease. The main cause of the disease is smoking. "As long as there is tobacco and harmful agents, it will continue to evolve. (…) Currently, according to WHO (World Health Organization, Ed.), COPD is the third leading cause of death in the world. Polynesia is no exception, because people continue to smoke like in the whole world and, most importantly, they start to be very young " explains Dr. Pablo Ferrer, pulmonologist.

Alexis Frogier has been smoking for a long time. It's been 10 years since he stopped. And yet: "We are not 100%, I am 75%, I have to go see a respirator, but I still do not have the breath … the results are there."

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