Emphysema can generally be caused by years of smoking tobacco products.  This website benefits long term smokers who have been diagnosed with emphysema. Years of research indicate a strong correlation between smoking and emphysema. Since the severity of empysema progresses throughout the course of the disease, it is imperitive to make the nessesary lifestyle changes as early as possible. This website is a guide to further resources regarding emphysema and how it pertains to smoking. Here, you can find basic knowledge on what emphysema is, exercises that can decrease pain and debilitation, treatment considerations for patients, and further websites and literature that can expand your knowledge about the disease.