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Sharon’s Videos

Sharon is a former smoker who was diagnosed with throat cancer in her thirties, leading to the loss of her larynx. In these commercials and extended videos, Sharon tells her story.

Sharon’s Story

Sharon was diagnosed with throat cancer in her thirties. She talks about how she never thought smoking would lead to problems at such a young age in this video from CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers® campaign.

Anthem Ad

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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