COPD is a chronic and slowly progressive lung disease. The main cause of the disease is smoking. "While tobacco and harmful substances exist, it will continue to develop … (…) Currently, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), COPD is the third leading cause of death in the world." Unfortunately, Polynesia is no exception, because people continue to smoke like all the corners of the world and most importantly, they start very young " explains Dr. Pablo Ferrer, a pulmologist.
Alexis Frogger smoked for a long time. It's been 10 years since it stopped. Anyway: "We are not 100%, I'm 75%, I have to go see a diharmologist, I'm still not breathing … the results are there."