Ex-Smoker Featured in Anti-Smoking Ads Dies of Cancer

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Ex-Smoker Featured in Anti-Smoking Ads Dies of Cancer
Mon, 09-30-2013 - 10:31am

According to Health Day News, Terrie Hall who was featured in anti-smoking ads, has died of Cancer. "Cancer has claimed the life of a former smoker who had a prominent role in a U.S. government anti-smoking campaign that featured graphic ads.

Terrie Hall, 53, died at a hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Monday, theAssociated Pressreported.

Hall was diagnosed with oral and throat cancer and had her voice box removed years ago. The cancer, which spread to her brain this summer, was caused by the cigarette smoking she began in high school, according to federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials.

"She was a public health hero," said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, which conducted the campaign, the APreported. "She may well have saved more lives than most doctors do." MORE

RIP Terrie!

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Oh....I am so sad for her.  Her family as well.  I lost my mom to lung cancer due to her smoking, so it is hard to know that if they had not smoked, we would still have our loved one with us.  Terrie was a brave lady to put herself at the scrutiny of the world to carry that message....you do not have to die early from smoking.  As hard as quitting is...the result is awesome.  

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