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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease affects approximately 12 million adults in the United States, and 120,000 die from it each year. It is estimated that an additional 12 million adults in the U.S. have undiagnosed COPD.* To increase awareness of COPD and its effects on the population, Editor-in-Chief Aziz Sheikh has curated a collection of articles to keep you up-to-date with the latest developments in the field. Explore research on disease management, daily impacts of COPD, microspirometry, tobacco dependence, and more.