"Together we are breaking the bondage of tobacco use"

The tobacco industry specifically markets menthol cigarettes to African Americans, which are the overwhelming favorite type preferred by this community. Over 70 percent of African American smokers prefer menthol cigarettes, compared with 30 percent of White smokers


Source: Gardiner, P, "The African Americanization of Menthol Cigarette Use in the United States," Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Volume 6, Supplement 1. February 2004.


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The Indiana Tobacco Quitline is a free phone based counseling service that helps Indiana smokers quit. 


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Tips from a Former Smoker Advocate Dies at 53 yrs.

The Graphic Anti Smoking Advocate Helped Millions Quit Losses Her Battle. Woman in graphic anti smoking ad dies, Terrie Hall Helped Millions Quit Smoking Dies At 53. A North Carolina woman featured prominently in a graphic government ad campaign to get people to stop smoking died Monday of cancer. Terrie Hall died at a hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., federal officials said. She was 53. ..."A former smoker whose voice box was removed years ago, Hall took a leading role in the campaign that showed how smoking-related cancer ravages the body. Officials believe the "Tips from Former Smokers" campaign led as many as 100,000 Americans smokers to quit...She advised smokers to make a video of themselves reading a children's book or singing a lullaby. "I wish I had. The only voice my grandson's ever heard is this one," her electric voice growled. Hall's oral and throat cancer was caused by the cigarette smoking she began in high school, CDC officials said.  This summer, the cancer spread to her brain. 


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