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Can obstructive lung disease be prevented?

Since the primary cause of obstructive lung disease is smoking cigarettes, the best way to prevent the disease is by not smoking, and to quit if you are a smoker. Also take the necessary steps to avoid secondhand smoke. Avoiding chemical toxins and air pollution as much as possible will also help prevent obstructive lung disease. You may need to wear a face mask if you live or work in environments with heavy toxins in the air.

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