#KIDS4COPD CHALLENGE

Learn more, breathe better.

 
 
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What is COPD?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a serious lung disease that over time makes it hard to breathe. In those who have COPD, the airways, or tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs are partly blocked, making it difficult to breathe.

What causes COPD?

 
 Tobacco smoking and second-hand smoke

Tobacco smoking and second-hand smoke

 Fumes, chemicals and dust found many work environments

Fumes, chemicals and dust found many work environments

 Genetics

Genetics

 
 

COPD is serious, yet many don’t know they have it. Start the conversation with older adults in your life about why it is important to get screened for COPD.

 
 

The Challenge

 
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Step 1: Learn about COPD.

The more you know, the better for you and your loved ones. People who have COPD cough frequently, or constantly. Some call this a “smoker’s cough. Wheeze and/or feel like they can’t breathe.

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Step 2: Post a photo with hashtag #KIDS4COPD.

Challenge four other families to start the conversation with older adults in their lives by tagging them in your post.

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Step 3: Talk to your family.

Here is a conversation prompt to help you talk to your loved ones: "I took a challenge to talk to four people I care about COPD screening. I care about you, and so I want you to know what I learned."


 
 
 

Together, we can help more grandparents, moms and dads, aunts and uncles breathe easier.

 
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#KIDS4COPD

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