Hear David Briles’ story of courage and perseverance in fighting tobacco’s life-threatening consequences.
More than 443,000 Americans die every year due to tobacco related causes. Although he has faced many battles because of his personal tobacco addiction, David Briles considers himself fortunate to have survived his struggles.
After 22 years of smoking and using spit tobacco, David was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1994. His voice box was removed two years later and now he breathes through a hole in his throat.
However, David's handicap doesn't stop him from speaking out about the dangers of tobacco use and how it changed his life. He hopes to enlighten as many tobacco users as he can in an effort to inspire and strengthen them to quit their tobacco addiction before it's too late. Speaking to Youth Groups and in schools across the state, he gives our young people the information they need before they are faced with making the "tobacco choice".