Mark started smoking as a teenager, and the addiction stuck with him through military service in the Persian Gulf. At age 42, when he was no longer in harm’s way on active military duty, Mark faced the fight of his life against rectal cancer. In these commercials and extended videos, Mark tells his story.
Julia and Mark’s Ad
After years of smoking, Julia, a busy working mom, and Mark, a military veteran, each received frightening news. Their doctors found colorectal cancer, which is a danger for all smokers. In this TV ad, Julia and Mark share a tip for dealing with colorectal cancer.
Mark picked up his first cigarette as a teenager to fit in with friends. Life moved quickly and he continued to smoke until age 42, when doctors told him he had rectal cancer, one of many cancers that are linked to smoking. In this video, Mark talks about the harsh treatments he needed to save his life.
Mark’s Military Service and Illness
Mark started smoking before joining the Air Force and continued through his service in the Persian Gulf. At age 42, Mark was diagnosed with rectal cancer, one of many cancers that are linked to smoking. He now faced the fight of his life. In this video, Mark says his diagnosis brought everything to a grinding halt.
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