Cancer survivor speaks out against tobacco to Utah teens

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A cancer survivor who had her voice box removed is set to speak to Utah teens this week to urge them to never smoke. The Michigan-born Terrie Hall was diagnosed with throat cancer after smoking for more than 20 years – up to two packs a day. She’ll be speaking at Utah high schools this week as part of the Utah Department of Health TRUTH Campaign, urging teens not to smoke. Hall tried her first cigarette at the age of 14 and became addicted her senior year of high school. She underwent 33 radiation treatments in 2000, but continued to smoke. After her treatments ended in June 2000, Hall was diagnosed with a new cancer and surgeons removed her voice box in 2001.

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