A Killer Habit
Most people start smoking because a friend is doing it, its the cool thing at the time, or they feel it reduces their stress. While it may make people feel better for a short time, the long lasting effects of cancer include cancer, difficulty breathing, and increased chance of heart attack or stroke.
A laryngectomy is an operation to remove the larynx due to laryngeal cancer, a common cancer among smokers. This separates the airway from the mouth, nose, and esophagus. WARNING: Not for the squeamish.