CDC: Tips from Former Smokers -- Terrie's Story

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"Terrie, diagnosed with throat and oral cancer, describes how her addiction to tobacco and cigarettes had her smoking right up to the front door of the hospital the day of her surgery , and what finally made her quit. This video is part of CDC's ""Tips From Former Smokers"" campaign.

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"When I heard people speaking that to quit smoking is very difficult task so I really feel strange that if a person like me can get rid of it then every one can."

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