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anuradha nazeer

Drama Inspirational


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anuradha nazeer

Drama Inspirational


Smoking Is Dangerous

Smoking Is Dangerous

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Anne experimented with cigarettes as a teenager, smoking occasionally. But by the time she turned 20, Anne was a regular smoker. Anne lives in the US and is the mother of five. She also has five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. “I love visits with my family,” says Anne. She has a special bond with her 10-year-old grandson, who repeatedly urged Annette to quit smoking. “My grandson would say to me, ‘Grandma, don’t smoke; please don’t smoke.’”


When she was 50, Anne finally heeded her grandson ’s advice and quit cold turkey after having smoked for more than 30 years. But by then she already had cancer. At 52, Anne went to the doctor because she was having difficulty breathing. “It took multiple doctor visits, all kinds of X-rays, and then a PET/CT scan to uncover lung cancer.” The cancer was so advanced that it was necessary to remove one of her lungs.


The operation was successful in removing cancer. Diligent with her follow-up care, doctors found that Anne had oral cancer a few years later. Cancer had gotten into her jawbone, and surgery was required once again.


Today, at age 57, Anne is cancer-free — and thankful. Her staunch faith helps her deal with the challenges that have resulted from her experience. She loves to crochet, cook, and spend time with her loved ones. She also lends support to smoking cessation groups. “I talk to smokers and let them know that this can happen to you.” Through the Tips From Former Smokers campaign, Anne wants to help others and further spread the message that smoking is dangerous and can even be lethal.


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