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A lung cancer survivor – who breathed second-hand smoke at home – urges smokers to quit to save their families and themselves

For more than a decade, Mei Lai battled a chronic cough and sought treatment from Western and Chinese medicine experts. Yet the cough persisted – and eventually erupted into lung cancer. An administrator at a private company in Hong Kong, Lai (who is not using her real name to protect her family’s privacy) had never smoked and considered herself in good health. Now in her 50s, she has been married for 28 years to a construction worker – who is a smoker. For years, she has asked him to quit. He…

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