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What increases my risk for respiratory disorders?

You may be at higher risk for respiratory (lung) disease if you:
  • smoke or are around secondhand smoke
  • have chronic (long-term) lung disease
  • come into contact with allergens or environmental triggers
Diet and nutrition are also thought to play a role in the development of chronic lung disease.

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