Marie was diagnosed with Buerger’s disease, a disorder linked to tobacco use that causes blood vessels in the hands and feet to become blocked and can result in infection or gangrene. Over time, parts of Marie’s body, such as her feet, fingertips, and lower legs, required amputation. In these commercials and extended videos, Marie tells her story.
Marie talks about discovering she had Buerger’s disease, an illness caused by smoking, and its effects on her life in this video from CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers® campaign.
Smoking causes Buerger's disease, which can lead to amputations. In this TV ad, Brandon and Marie talk about living with the effects of Buerger's disease as part of CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign.
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