Shane was only 34 when the damage to his body from smoking became evident. Throat cancer led to the removal of his larynx and doctors eventually found cancer in his chest. In these commercials and extended videos, Shane told his story.
Shane, whose throat cancer was a result of smoking, discussed how he didn’t realize the health complications that could result from tobacco use in this video from CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers® campaign. Shane passed away in August 2016.
This TV ad, from CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign, features Shane, Sharon, and Shawn — three people who have stomas as a result of their smoking. They provide tips on how to live with this condition.
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