Smoking contributes to one in five strokes in the United States. In this podcast, Suzy – who loved to travel -- talks about her loss of independence after smoking triggered blood clots that caused her to have a stroke. 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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[Suzy] Hi, my name is Suzy. Apparently a lot of people don’t know smoking can cause a stroke. It can. It caused mine. So here’s a little tip I have for you. I used to love to travel. Now I can’t leave the house by myself. And I can’t drive anymore. I used to love to drive. So my tip is: enjoy your independence, while you can.
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