From Tobacco Free California
Debi Austin started smoking at the age of 13. She continued to smoke
through a stoma in her throat even after being diagnosed with cancer and
having her larynx removed at the age of 42. But, Debi fought back. She
starred in an iconic television ad for the California Tobacco Control
Program, quit smoking and has made anti-tobacco education not only her
mission in life, but her passion. Deb passed away on February 22, 2013.