Published in Cancer Weekly, January 18th, 2005
"I have lung cancer," Janet Wells says. "They told me that I would die within a matter of a few months."
They were right, although they underestimated it by 3 months, giving the 42-year-old wife and mother 9 months instead of 6 to tell her story in two matter-of-fact television ads warning of the dangers of smoking.
After learning that her cancer had spread to her spinal cord and brain, Wells sat down last February to tape several interviews for West Virginia's Division of Tobacco Prevention, funded by money paid by the tobacco industry through an agreement that...
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