Terrie Hall, who was featured prominently in the Centers for Disease Control's ad campaign 'Tips From Former Smokers', has died. She was considered somewhat of a public health hero, because she's thought to have saved more lives than many doctors, according to the CDC. Hall was 53.

Hall began smoking when she was 13, according to one of her ads below. Her voice box had to be removed years ago, and she recalls smoking as she approached the front door of the hospital. "That's how addicted I was," she said.

In her most-popular commercial, Hall advises smokers to record themselves singing a lullaby or reading to their children. "I wish I had. The only voice my grandson's ever heard is this one," she growls through an artificial voice box in her neck.

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