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Prevention programs in COPD either target smoking or those with established disease. Better understanding the factors that lead to the development of COPD (both in ever and never smokers) is critical to improved disease prevention.
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We need to revisit long term studies in novel ways- and look at new cohorts. Better biomarkers need to be developed.
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