Shane was just 36 when he was diagnosed with throat cancer due to his smoking and had to have a tracheotomy. In this podcast, he provides practical tips for living with a stoma (hole in the throat). Created: 3/15/2012 by Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Date Released: 3/15/2012. Series Name: Smoking and Tobacco Use.
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[Shane] Hi, my name’s Shane. I thought it would be helpful to give you some tips to deal with life after you get a tracheotomy from smoking. Like, when you have a hole in your throat, don’t face the showerhead. Water can go right into your lungs. Also, cut all your food smaller than a dime. And remember, CPR isn’t mouth-to-mouth. It’s mouth-to-stoma.
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