Things to Avoid

Things to Avoid

Some things can make your COPD worse. They may make your airways become red and swollen. Try to avoid:

Cigarette Smoke

Avoid second-hand smoke. If you smoke, please stop! Quitting is the most important thing you can do to improve your breathing and help COPD from getting worse. For more information on upcoming classes, call (269) 927-5403 or email

Indoor Pollutants

  • Aerosol sprays
  • Cleaning products
  • Dirty fillters 
  • Dust
  • Perfume or powder
  • Strong odors

Outdoor Pollutants

  • Exhaust fumes 
  • Smoke from burning leaves
  • Pollen
  • Smog


  • Anger 
  • Anxiety
  • Stress


  • Extreme heat and cold
  • Humidity
  • Wind