A valuable practical guide for self-treatment to minimize the effects of chronic lung disease. The authors (pulmonary and intensive care specialists respectively) occasionally get bogged down in medical lingo, but they have a good grasp of sufferers' day-to-day problems, and a solid experience in countering them. The authors first cover definitions of the various chronic obstructive lung diseases. They go on to pinpoint smoking as an ""assassin""; and then detail what medical care can offer (none of the diseases is curable). The good news is what they call ""Body Business"": dietary and exercise measures that will improve general health and counteract specific problems of lung disease. Real help for those with a serious problem.