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Pleas from the Dead and Dying

 

Speaking Out!

Pleas from the Dead and Dying

No matter how old you are when you die from smoking, you've suffered unnecessarily and you've died too young. In the past, smokers survived longer, but today, perhaps because of the chemicals they're putting in the tobacco, more and more young smokers are dying in the prime of their lives...as you'll see below.

Yul Brynner

When famous movie actor, Yul Brynner discovered that he was dying of cancer that he caused himself by smoking, he wanted to help others avoid his plight. He created a powerful TV ad that began like this...

By the time you see this, I'll be dead...

He looked straight ahead at the camera, at each one of us, and said...

Now that I’m gone, I tell you;

Don’t smoke.

Whatever you do, don’t smoke.

Yul Brynner Foundation Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week. For more information, call (916) 734-2790.


Bryan: He wanted you to Know...Smoking Kills

Don't miss his powerful story and pictures. Click here

 

Pam: Smoking to Look Older...like the movie Stars

Pam Laffin started smoking when she was 10 because she wanted to look older...like the movie stars.

" I got hooked. Cigarettes gave me asthma and bronchitis, but I couldn’t quit. I didn’t quit until I got emphysema and had a lung removed. I was 24.

" I’m 26 now. The medication, which I’ll take for the rest of my life, left me with this fat face and a hump on my neck. I start smoking to look older and I’m sorry to say it worked. The things I didn’t understand about smoking related illness, first of all, the doctor doesn’t say you have cancer, or you have emphysema and then you die. It takes a while and it’s, uhm, not a pleasant way to live. The transplanted lung went into rejection, which means my body started to reject it and now my 13 year old daughter, uhm, kind of feels like she’s the head of the household. A lot of the responsibility of the household falls on her. And so I feel really bad, I feel really guilty that I took away their childhood. I feel really guilty that they have to worry about me. If I have to go to the hospital in an ambulance, and my kids watch me go away in an ambulance, they really don’t know if I’m ever coming home. So, they don’t know if they’re ever going to see me again."

When Pam understood how sick she was, she dedicated herself to educating women. She died just bfore completing a video that she was working on with super-model Christy Turlington. She was only 31 years old.

Wth Turlington they told young women, "It’s heart breaking but true. If you smoke, it can kill you. Every cigarette hurts you. We’re not here to bring you down; we’re here to bring you the truth women to women."

 

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