COPD doesn’t only affect smokers; up to 20 per cent of people with COPD have been affected by non-smoking-related causes.

What are the symptoms of COPD?


The symptoms of COPD can include:

  • wheezing, particularly breathing out
  • breathlessness when resting or active
  • tight chest
  • cough
  • producing more mucus or phlegm than usual

Any concerns should be discussed with a doctor in the first instance.

Further information and support can be found on the British Lung Foundation website

PARI are supporting World COPD Day as we recognise that awareness of this life-threatening disease needs to be increased.

As a provider of state-of-the-art products for improved respiratory care worldwide, PARI are proud to announce our recognition as a 2015 German Design Award winner. The VELOX, PARI’s latest innovation in nebuliser therapy, was selected by the German Design Council for Excellent Product Design in the “Industry, Materials and Health Care” award category.

About PARI:

For over a century, PARI has led the way in developing innovative, trusted respiratory solutions and has an international reputation as a specialist in the treatment of respiratory diseases. PARI’s mission is to improve the lives of those affected by respiratory diseases and those who provide care to them. Representing the GOLD Standard in nebuliser therapy for over 100 years, PARI aims to provide quality you can rely on.

For further details, please visit, email or call PARI at 01932 341122. PARI’s UK office is located at:

PARI Medical Ltd.
The Old Sorting Office
Rosemount Avenue, West Byfleet
Surrey, KT14 6LB, United Kingdom