Smoking has been a hot button issue lately, especially right here in Evansville because of the recently passed smoking ban and the subsequent lawsuits filed earlier this week surrounding the exemption of Casino Aztar from the ban. The CDC, in an attempt to get people to quit smoking is set to rollout a $54 million ad campaign that is designed to 'shock' smokers into quitting.
Molly didn’t believe someone her age could get lung cancer. After smoking for only 10 years, at the age of 30. Molly was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Molly started smoking as a young teenage with friends. Her aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins all smoked as well. Smoking was a familiar environment for Molly.
Lorene is telling her story of losing Gary (her husband) to lung cancer that had spread to his brain. Gary Sandifur, died at the age of 51 from smoking-related illnesses. Gary, who had smoked all of his life, had promised Lorene and his family that he would quit smoking on his 50th birthday. Before turning 50, however, he began experiencing headaches and dizziness. He visited a doctor for testing
Rene’ Hicks, a nationally known comedian , was diagnosed in 2001 with lung cancer. Her lungs had the characteristics of a long-time smoker, but Rene’ never smoked a day in her life. That is understandable when you consider that people who work in bars, night clubs and restaurants that allow smoking have a 30 percent higher rate of lung cancer and 30 percent higher rate of heart disease as compared