COPD care and solutions

Breathe boldly
for COPD awareness


COPD is the third leading cause of death in America¹. It has taken many lives, including the late Leonard Nimoy last year.  But with greater awareness, we can help the 30 million affected by COPD² get treatment and manage the disease better.

Every breath with COPD can be a struggle—

like breathing through a straw.



Join us in continuing Leonard’s last mission to raise awareness and empathy for COPD. Simply breathe through a straw and post a straw selfie on social media and tag your friends.

Whoopie Goldberg copd
It’s a heaviness in your chest and it doesn’t really go away.

~ Maddie, 13

Even with COPD,

there’s always a way to make life better.

Every day that I’m breathing is a gift.

~ Evelyn, 34

Awareness is just one way Philips is helping patients breathe easier.


Philips solutions are helping thousands of people treat and manage their COPD symptoms.


Administer medication in the form of a mist inhaled into the lungs.


Allow physicians and caregivers to identify problems remotely through networked devices in patients’ homes.

Non-invasive ventilators

Through a mask, forces air into the lungs at night and other times when needed.

Oxygen concentrators

Converts room air into a purer form of oxygen.

Help make a difference
for the 30 million Americans
affected by COPD²

COPD Foundation

See Remembering Leonard:

His Life, Legacy and Battle with COPD

1 Centers for disease control and prevention. 2016. Retrieved from
2 COPD Foundation. 2016. Retrieved from

3 CAUTION: for those with a respiratory or heart condition, if this activity could cause you difficulty breathing, we suggest you do not participate or do so under the guidance of your physician.