VIDEO: Too breathless to travel around my home

Smokers are being urged to make 2016 a year they quit for good as partial of a new debate to prominence a risk of lung diseases.

Public Health England says too many smokers sojourn unknowingly of a risks of preventable conditions such as ongoing opposed pulmonary illness (COPD), that affects some-more than a million people in a UK.

COPD, that narrows a airways, is an powerful tenure for a series of critical lung conditions that can leave people struggling to do elementary tasks such as climbing stairs.

Jayne McCubbin reports.