Why Quit Smoking? (audio)
In this podcast, Shari Meyerson, MD, will discuss why it is so hard to quit smoking despite common knowledge that it can lead to emphysema and lung cancer. Dr. Meyerson also will discuss available strategies to quit smoking, highlight improvements in lung function after quitting and further discuss available strategies for dealing with smoking damage to the lungs. This includes pulmonary rehab, minimally invasive lung surgery, lung volume reduction surgery and lung transplant.
Shari Meyerson, MD, is a thoracic surgeon on the medical staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and associate professor of Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.