Terribly Disfigured Smokers Are TV's Fresh New Stars

So the idea is that smoking is not good for you, is that it?

“She knows how difficult it is to quit, even though — beginning at age 25 — she had a sore throat that never went away. She says she quit when pregnant with her daughter, now 32, but then relapsed. She even smoked during her radiation treatments for oral cancer in 2001. It was only after the surgery to remove her voice box that she finally quit, cold turkey.”
 — The new reason to avoid television is the new CDC campaign featuring ex-smokers who have lost various parts of their bodies to their habit, from legs to larynx. If you’ve already managed to quit, go ahead and give yourself a high five and hope that’s the end of it.