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