Ok, I got it that smoking has most likely caused my emphysema and I got it that emphysema is a non reversible condition. But why does emphysema gets worse, even if I stop smoking ? Does that mean that emphysema is a natural aging process just that in most cases people die for other reason before they’re getting diagnosed with emphysema ? And if yes, why does an (diagnosed) emphysema then develops faster than under the “regular” aging process ?