COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It’s a lump term – conditions falling under COPD include emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Lung cancer and smoking are often linked, but COPD is another condition that can be caused by smoking. The next time you see a cigarette, think of how it can affect your lungs, and ultimately your life. Tony Bollhorst of the New Hanover Regional Medical Center, is a COPD Navigator who helps patients get their COPD symptoms under control. He works with COPD patients on a day-to-day basis and has some information on this lung disease.