Daughter Finds the Strength to Quit Smoking After Saying Goodbye to Her Mom

You may not realize it, but you probably know Dana's mom, Terrie. 

Terrie appeared in powerful commercials as part of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign. As her health deteriorated, she used her time left on Earth to convince others of the dangers of smoking.

But one woman she could never get through to? Her own daughter, Dana. Dana watched her mother struggle for years as she battled throat and oral cancer after decades of smoking. "Everything she experienced,” Dana said of her mother, Terrie, “I was right there experiencing it with her." And yet, Dana found it difficult to quit smoking herself. 

But after Terrie finally lost her battle at just 53-years-old, Dana finally found the strength to quit.


 

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