In 2007 the COPD Digest rated Fayetteville, AK as the #1 city to live in if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. Since this serious lung disease makes it hard to breathe. Suffers need to consider the air quality of any city that they choose to live in. The amount of pollution can be concentrated in industrial areas as well as near large highways. If you suffer from this disease there are many ways to treat the symptoms and make living with it a little easier. It is vital to catch this early so that the long term disability that comes to the victims can be prolonged.