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Leonard Nimoy Diagnosed With Serious Lung Disease Thirty Years After He Quit Smoking
By SP_COP on February 06, 2014 | From www.entertainmentwise.com
Leonard Nimoy Diagnosed With Serious Lung Disease Thirty Years After He Quit Smoking Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy has urged his fans to give up smoking after he revealed he had been diagnosed with a serious lung disease.

The Spock star, 82, stopped smoking thirty years ago but wishes he'd done it sooner after being diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Announcing his diagnosis on his Twitter page, he wrote: "I quit smoking 30 years ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!"

He then signed off with, "LLAP" - an acronym of his famous Star Trek catchphrase, Live Long And Prosper.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease narrows airways and obstructs sufferers' breathing.

Symptoms of the disease, which is mainly caused by smoking, include frequent chest infections, persistent coughing and breathlessness.

Only last week, the actor was seen looking frail as he was wheeled through New York's JFK airport with an oxygen tank....
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