COPD: Highly illogical - Remembering Leonard Nimoy

Though the actor Leonard Nimoy was well known for his legendary role as Mr. Spock, few people knew that he was diagnosed with COPD 30 years after he quit smoking. Since his death, Leonard’s family has developed a documentary to raise awareness of the impact of COPD; Novartis is proud to support this special initiative to educate viewers about COPD through Leonard’s and others’ personal stories.

Full documentary is due for release soon. For more information please visit


Videos (3)
  • What is COPD? - Video 1

    COPD is a disease affecting the lungs and bronchioles, which results in breathlessness, cough, dirty phlegm, night-time cough and wheezing.

  • What is COPD? - Video 2

    COPD through the eyes of Jim. Jim's COPD leaves him with a tight chest, laboured breathing, a cough, disturbed sleep and fatigue.