Debi Austin on Tobacco

6/17/2013 12:00 AM

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.