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I Can't Breathe

I Can't Breathe

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This 20-minute video, coupled with a moderator's guide, is designed to help lead classroom discussions with students about the consequences of cigarette smoking. The video was created for young people aged 11 to 14 years.

Pam Laffin, a 31-year-old mother of two young girls, died from emphysema. In the video, Pam tells why she started smoking and what it was like to learn she had emphysema, a smoking-related disease for which there is no cure. Despite her debilitating illness, Pam was committed to sharing her story so others might learn from her.

This video is a joint effort between the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and CDC's Office on Smoking and Health.


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