'Scary' Lung Disease Now Afflicts More Women Than Men In U.S.

Cousins, who stopped smoking at age 62, said she now takes an oxygen tank everywhere she goes. She half-jokingly calls it her "best friend." At night, she sleeps hooked up to a machine that helps keep her airways open. Despite the assisted breathing, Cousins said she often feels as if someone is pushing down on her chest. The 83-year-old, who lives southeast of San Francisco, is still able to garden and create art — among her specialties is wood-burned décor — but she described the disease as "slow suffocation."

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