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Smoking cessation and decreased occupational exposure are the corner stones to decrease the mortality and morbidity of chronic bronchitis.
Although chronic bronchitis is not curable, it can be controlled in a variety of ways. Clinical practice guidelines by Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), a collaboration including the American National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the World Health Organization, are available.
- Smoking Cessation
- Smoking cessation is one of the most important factors in slowing down the progression of COPD. Even at a late stage of the disease it can reduce the rate of deterioration and prolong the time taken for disability and death.
- Occupational Change
- Workers may be able to transfer to a significantly less contaminated area of the company depending on circumstances. Often however, workers may need complete occupational change.