ATLANTA (WAOK) – A visually shocking anti-smoking campaign begins Monday. The CDC project features a 52-year-old woman who lost her voice to tobacco use, and now communicates with the help of a device used in conjunction with a hole in her throat. Terrie Hall says she began smoking while 17 and now is without a larynx. Hall has appeared in anti-smoking ads before, and says in this one that she can’t recall her own voice. The spot shows the electric device moving through the neck hole when she speaks.
This undated handout image courtesy of the US Food and Drug Administration(FDA), shows a bald cancer patient with a warning that says: "Cigarettes cause cancer." A dead man in a coffin, a crying baby, a bald cancer patient and a close-up of dirty teeth and a malignant lip lesion are among new graphic warnings the United States is proposing for cigarette packs. The changes revealed November 10, 2010 are part of a 2009 law that requires new and larger labels on cigarettes to depict the negative health consequences of smoking. A series of 36 graphics are available on the Food and Drug Administration's web site and the government agency will accept comments from the public through January 9 before deciding on nine of them, it said. The warnings are to take up about half the space on the front of each cigarette pack, located on the upper portion so they are visible in most store displays. AFP PHOTO/HANDOUT/FDA == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE ==(Photo credit should read HO/AFP/Getty Images)