Volunteer Terrie Hall Featured in Anti-Smoking Ad Campaign

February 20, 2014

The late ACS CAN volunteer Terrie Hall is featured in a newest installment of a nationwide advertising campaign convincing people to not smoke.ξ The ads are part of the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionŠ—Ès (CDC) Š—“Tips From Former SmokersŠ— campaign. Terrie, an Ambassador at ACS CANŠ—Ès Celebration on the Hill and a longtime volunteer for her local Relay For Life event, died last fall at the young age of 53 of smoking-related cancer. Terrie, who started smoking in high school, was diagnosed with oral and throat cancer in 2001 at the age of 40, eventually having her voice box removed. But, she never let this stand in the way of sharing her story with anyone who would listen. She often talked about wishing someone had shown her what the consequences of smoking could be when she was a teenager. At TerrieŠ—Ès request, the new ad was recorded at her hospital bedside. She talked about the heartache she experiences when she sees teenagers smoking.   Teenage Regrets

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