You'll never see tobacco the same way again.
See what tobacco has done, and what it's still doing. And see how ordinary people can find extraordinary strength to overcome it. TRU TV features the
kind of stuff you'll want to share with a friend.
Thanks to smoking, Justin spent the last two years of his life battling a vicious disease. And he wasn’t the only one affected by his illness.
Fighting stage IV lung cancer was the battle of Justin’s life, but the physical impacts of his disease were only the beginning of what he faced as a one-time smoker.
This is Justin
Meet Justin. He started smoking casually when he was 14. A few months after he quit at 28, he was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. His life was cut short by one seemingly harmless decision.
Destini was a daddy’s girl and has the tattoo to prove it. Now she lives without her father, missing out on so many things she’d want to share with him.
This is Destini
Meet Destini. A high school senior with big dreams. Her smile hides the sadness of having lost her father to lung cancer. Now Destini faces the reality of what smoking can do, and the fears of what might happen if her mother doesn’t quit.
Tobacco robbed Destini of life with her father, and in the process, left her with anger, sadness and a very real absence in her life.
Justin and Destini Uncut
Hear more about the reality of tobacco, directly from Justin and Destini. It’s their hope that sharing their lives saves others.
Reena - Storytelling
Because of tobacco use, reading a story to her son will never be the same for Reena.
Reena - Cards
Reena silently shares her story about being diagnosed with cancer and losing her voice box.
Reena - Limitations Interview
Reena misses the sound of her own voice, but has to live with that (and other health effects of tobacco) every single day.
Reena - Invincible Interview
Reena discusses how she felt so invincible when she was younger, but the health consequences of smoking caught up with her very early. Reena hopes teens will realize that smoking can affect them anytime.
Reena - Playground
Reena hopes she never has to call out a warning to her kids on the playground (they wouldn’t hear her); but Reena hopes teens will hear what she has to say about smoking.