Terrie Hall

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Birthday
19, 1960
Birthplace
Mount Clemens, MI
Death Date
Sep 16, 2013 (53)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
19, 1960
Birthplace
Mount Clemens, MI
Death Date
Sep 16, 2013 (53)

About

Remembered for campaigning against the tobacco industry, this activist received eleven separate cancer or cancer recurrence diagnoses before passing away in her early fifties.

Before Fame

She smoked her first cigarette at age thirteen and, by her late teens, was smoking up to two packs of cigarettes daily. At forty, she received an oral cancer diagnosis; she later had her larynx removed as a consequence of throat cancer.

Trivia

She appeared in an anti-smoking television spot produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Family Life

She grew up in Michigan and North Carolina as the daughter of Loretta McNutt and Gordon Ezben. Before ending in divorce, her marriage produced a daughter named Dana.

Associated With

She and Debi Austin both became smoking prevention and cessation activists after suffering from laryngeal cancer.