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Chairman of Breathe Easy support group battles with COPD

Working with the British Lung Foundation to support COPD sufferers

Eric Compton

Eric Compton

Every year Public Health England runs Stoptober, an initiative that challenges smokers to quit for 28 days of the month. People who make it are then five times more likely to quit for good.

We all know that smoking has very harmful effects, causing numerous types of cancer and damaging the heart, brain, arteries, skin and lungs. But some people understand the effects of smoking more than most.

One such person is Eric Compton, who has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD. Since being diagnosed, Eric has started and is now chairman of a Breathe Easy support group in his local area of Portsmouth. He also does a lot of work with the British Lung Foundation (BLF) to raise awareness of COPD, how to manage it and the negative health affects smoking has on the lungs. Read more